My Inspiration this past winter has been partially directed from my trip to Puerto Vallarta. Please find a feature of the artist seen below and some trivia about Elizabeth Taylor’s connection to Puerto Vallarta.
Here is my own creation which I had started before my trip and finished once I came home. I have shown the painting in two different forms: One in its original presence and the other with a cartoon enhancement.
Visited Gallery featuring Artist (January 24-27, 2019)
Galeria Contempo is located at Basilio Badillo 252 in Colonia Emiliano Zapata.
My analysis of his work:
The following artist showed strong use of metallic manipulation of light. Vazquez very much likes to take simple objects and bring out detail that would be overlooked otherwise. There is also an element of danger being present or the fact danger has been present seen in the example of the canoe boat on fire. There is also an importance of showing your medium. The paint is either oil or acrylic in his paintings. It is heavy and apparent. I am a colourist and expressionist in what I like to paint and therefore find this incredibly encouraging. I love the use of potters and bronze metallic painting and sculpture to be greatly curious for me. I eventually would love to with metallic pottery in my own expression.
Where is Puerto Vallarta?
How Elizabeth Taylor is connected to Puerto Vallarta? The simple answer is the “Night of the Iguana” (1964)
Liz Taylor and Richard Burton’s Puerto Vallarta Love Affair
written by Seo Web
The first “power couple” to truly draw our attention, in this respect, were of course Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor who first fell in love in the idyllic, Mexican haven of Puerto Vallarta. These Hollywood stars were so famous that their relationship became the prime focus of the paparazzi in the 1960’s, and as a result their scandal-ridden, dramatic love story played out before the whole world. Their influence, in fact, is one of the things which turned Puerto Vallarta from a sleepy fishing village into the booming seaside vacation destination that we all know and love today.
My great take back from Puerto Vallarta is many things. If I had to had to narrow it down it would be threefold.
1.) The landscape is rough mountainous and full of rough waves. I love the rugged nature of the terrain and water.
2.) The use of glass in art is the most prevalent in Puerto Vallarta. The use of old car parts with the development with glass windows, wind chimes and rotating prisms greatly inspired me and made me want to learn how to weld in the future.
Please find other great inspiration from the following website and location in Puerto Vallarta.
Glass Gallery EM – Marina las Palmas II local 17 Marina Vallarta Puerto Vallarta Jalisco, Mexico. C.P. 48354 Tel. +52 (322) 221.2228 Cell. +521 (322) 429.7182
3.) The greatest is last. The Imagination is what drives Mexican artisanal culture. Even the development of Shamans and to the ancient histories of the people here there is a great desire to show visually what can be felt .The bold and expressive uses of light mountings shown below and the use of glass and metal painted perhaps is not the most practical but embodies their culture that they live with every day. The wide variety of flowers shown below is yet another way the imagination flourishes in this paradise called Puerto Vallarta!