González is often associated with the Pop Art movement. [5] This work along with many of the others out of her furniture works had the intention of being a "representation of representations" not only through an effort to make universal art, but also to subvert the original function of the furniture itself. Beatriz González is a Colombian Postwar & Contemporary artist who was born in 1938. When asked if she had at any point considered herself a pop artist she responded with, "I’ve always considered myself more of a painter and within this remit I painted the joy of the underdeveloped. Beatriz González is a contemporary Colombian painter known for her colorful depictions of celebrities and politicians on furniture and fabric. [2], Beatriz González was born in Bucaramanga, Colombia in 1938. 10 Colombian Artists Who Are Shaping Contemporary Art. González ended up enrolling in University of Los Andes (Colombia), graduating from their fine arts department in 1962. This work was initially refused at the 1965 Salon of Colombian Artists, disregarded and brushed off by the Jury as a "bad Botero". Feeling that she couldn't laugh after that event, she began to explore themes of death and the drug trade as well as exploring some of Colombia's most tragic events. 1938, Bucaramanga, Colombia). After one of González's friends and mentors, Marta Traba pressed the Jury to reconsider their decision, the painting was not only accepted, but Gonzáles won a special prize for her work, that eventually helped launch her career. “The idea of taking images from everyday reality runs through my whole career,” says González. She carefully coordinated her images with the furniture's function, such as painting the popes face on nightstands, conjuring up devotional images commonly found over beds or on nightstands in the average Colombian household. Oct 27th, 2020. Find more prominent pieces of figurative at Wikiart.org – best visual art database. See all articles She often thought that the pop movement was not present in her preferred medium of painting and that it wouldn't be an appropriate label for the work she was doing. The Artsy Vanguard 2019: 50 Artists to Know Right Now. She returned to Bucaramanga in 1958. “Beatriz González: A Retrospective” will be on display at the Museum of Fine Arts until January 20. Sep 16th, 2019. Buy / Sell. She is the youngest daughter of Valentín González Rangel and Clementina Aranda Mantilla. When asked if she had at any point considered herself a pop artist she responded with, "I’ve always considered myself more of a painter and within this remit I painted the joy of the underdeveloped. She is best known for her bright and colorful paintings depicting life in Colombia during the war-torn period known as La Violencia. Available for sale from Nohra Haime Gallery, Beatriz González, Viva Mexico (1982), Metal, 12 2/5 in [1] González is often associated with the Pop Art movement. She studied fine arts at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá and print-making at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. Beatriz González (born 1938) is a Colombian painter, sculptor, critic, curator and art historian. Beatriz González: A Retrospective. "[5], She has oftentimes been acknowledged for being a woman in a movement and country where a great deal of her peers were men, according to González, this has never been a problem for her and credits Marta Traba for encouraging the presence of woman in the Colombian art scene and states that she doesn't believe in the complex of the female artist who must be victimized. In this work, González placed her own painting of da Vinci's Mona Lisa where the mirror would be on a very large and elaborate antique coat rack. “The idea of taking images from everyday reality runs through my whole career,” says González. Typically she would take her images from well known Italian Renaissance and history paintings, or pictures from the present day news media, transferring these images onto cheap nightstands, chairs, coffee tables and beds painted by an amateur painter. Spanish Illustrator. Auction Records. [5] This painting was the first of a number of paintings done by González in the 1960s in which she explored the intense violence in Colombia. Museo de Arte Moderno. She used the location of the would be mirror to frame her work so when the viewers look at the work they see an image of beauty recreated in a cheap, reproduced style. [10] In this case, she intentionally takes all of the shadows and duller colors that made this work more European, and animated it more in hopes of making it more uniquely Latin American. This work was one of González's first furniture pieces out of her series of furniture works. [4], Although González is often referred to as an artist of the pop art movement, she has never considered herself a pop artist. Beatriz González is a Colombian painter, sculptor, critic, curator and art historian. She is best known for her bright and colorful paintings depicting life in Colombia during the war-torn period known as La Violencia. After one of González's friends and mentors, Marta Traba pressed the Jury to reconsider their decision, the painting was not only accepted, but Gonzáles won a special prize for her work, that eventually helped launch her career. The Latin American Women Artists Who Fought Patriarchy with Their Bodies. Although González is well regarded in Latin America as an artist and teacher, it’s a coup that Miami is the first city to host this show in the United States. The work of Beatriz González (Bucaramanga, 1938), widely regarded as one of the seminal artists from the Colombian art scene, occupies a unique place in the history of Latin American art — not only is she a pioneer of Pop Art, but also, almost without calculation, an incisive and coherent chronicler of recent Colombian history. Learn about the artist and find an in-depth biography, exhibitions, original artworks, the latest news, and sold auction prices. The artist co-opted these widely-circulated pictures of mothers, children, saints, and other sentimental figures as a way to question taste, both in popular culture and in her avant garde art circles. Beatriz González Museo de Arte Miguel Urrutia After earlier presentations at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Pérez Art Museum Miami, this retrospective—the most comprehensive showing to date of the work of Beatriz González, one of the most influential living Colombian artists— finally arrived at the Museo de Arte Miguel Urrutia in Bogotá. [8], One of González's most well known and earliest works depicts a young couple standing holding hands with one other and a bouquet of flowers with a slight smile on their faces. Learn about the artist and find an in-depth biography, exhibitions, original artworks, the latest news, and sold auction prices. In 1965 González created a painting entitled The Suicides of Sisga, the painting was based on a picture of a young couple that had been published in a local newspaper after they jumped off the dam of the river Sisga in order to preserve the purity of their love. [2], After accompanying her husband who is an architect to a hardware store in the 1970s, she began her work on various pieces of store-bought furniture that would generally be found in middle-class households earlier in the century. This painting was based on a photo that originally appeared in the press of a couple who commissioned a professional photographer to take their portrait before jumping off the dam of the Sisga on the outskirts of Bogotá. Resources. ‘Vertical Displacement’ was created in 2016 by Beatriz González in Pop Art style. In the early 1970s she began to incorporate mass-produced items in her work. González claimed that she was attracted to this picture due to its "bad quality" or more so its plain quality, the simplification of the facial features that were almost deformed by the discrepancy. The picture was sent to their families, and when the news broke it was widely reprinted in black and white in the local newspapers. She grew up in Colombia in the 40s and 50s, during an era of political unrest known as La Violencia (The Violence). For me the type of art that I was doing could only circulate internationally as a curiosity. Beatriz González is a contemporary Colombian painter known for her colorful depictions of celebrities and politicians on furniture and fabric. The theme of mother and child was one that commonly occurred in her artwork thus turning González herself into an image of maternity. She is best known for her bright and colorful paintings depicting life in Colombia during the war-torn period known as La Violencia. These works contain two different images taken from current events of the time, which have been printed and repeated to resemble a frieze. [2], In 1965 González created a painting entitled The Suicides of Sisga, the painting was based on a picture of a young couple that had been published in a local newspaper after they jumped off the dam of the river Sisga in order to preserve the purity of their love. She grew up in Colombia in the 40s and 50s, during an era of … Their work was featured in numerous exhibitions at key galleries and museums, including the Brooklyn Museum of Art and the Benaki Museum of Greek Culture.Beatriz González's work has been offered at auction multiple times, with realized prices ranging from $3,509 USD to $137,500 USD, depending on … While there, she was a student of Argentine art critic and historian Marta Traba and Spanish painter Joan Antonio Roda. Notably influenced by both the colorful character of pop art and the wide spectrum of Colombian local art, the painting and sculpture of Beatriz González explores political, social, and romantic subjects with equal insight. These works contain two different images taken from current events of the time, which have been printed and repeated to resemble a frieze. Auction Records (3) Beatriz González (born 1938) is a Colombian painter, sculptor, critic, curator and art historian. Typically she would take her images from well known Italian Renaissance and history paintings, or pictures from the present day news media, transferring these images onto cheap nightstands, chairs, coffee tables and beds painted by an amateur painter. «La política de Beatriz González». González is often associated with the Pop Art movement. Exhibition organized by Tobias Ostrander and Mari Carmen Ramírez. Colombian artist Beatriz González also graciously opens our minds in the process, exposing the world to us in ways we may not have considered. In the late 1950s, she enrolled in architecture school, but she dropped out only a few years later. Beatriz González (born 1938) is a Colombian painter, sculptor, critic, curator and art historian. Sep 21st, 2017. “Beatriz González: A Retrospective,” on view through Sept. 1, assembles more than 150 works from 1960 to the present and explores the prolific career of this outspoken artist. Beatriz GONZALEZ (1938) (Colombia) is an artist born in 1938 The oldest auction result ever registered on the website for an artwork by this artist is a furniture sold in 1989, at Sotheby's, and the most recent auction result is a painting sold in 2020. This work was initially refused at the 1965 Salon of Colombian Artists, disregarded and brushed off by the Jury as a "bad Botero". View Beatriz González’s artworks on artnet. Exh. 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