Sunday, April 6, 2014

Art of Lola Fernandez

When we visited the museum, they had an exhibition featuring the art of Lola Fernandez.  She was born in Cartagena, Columbia, in 1926, but her family moved to Costa Rica within her first few years.

The big, bold figures in the paintings in this photo are typical of her style.  She was featured in exhibitions in Costa Rica as well as elsewhere in Latin America, the U.S., Europe and Japan in the 1980's and 1990's.  She continued painting into the 21st Century.

Costa Rica's High Ranking on international Social Progress Index.  The Tico Times newspaper has an article about Costa Rica ranking number 1 in Latin America and 25 of 132 countries ranked on a Social Progress Index that measures fulfillment of basic human needs, such as medical care, education, nutrition, clean water, personal safety, human rights, tolerance, etc.  Its ranking was comparable to Italy and Spain, even though those countries had higher economic output per person.  The USA ranked number 16.  New Zealand was first.  Costa Rica's ranking was due in part to especially high rankings in nutrition, water, sanitation and opportunity.

Today is Sunday, so we have new photos posted on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.  This week we are showing photos of the Trinity College Library in Dublin, Ireland.

9 comments:

Lowell said...

I like the art, but probably would not buy it as it's not really my style. I'd like to see it in person, though. Costa Rica sounds like a Latin American paradise. Lots of good things going on!

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Karl Demetz said...

Museums are lovely and interesting places, well done, Dave!

Kate said...

Art Museums are real treasures! The artist's painting are big and bold, and I'd love to be able to gaze upon them.

Judy said...

I like them a lot. I'm surprised that you were allowed to take pictures in there.

Sharon Anck said...

Beautiful art work! Looks like a place well worth visiting.

Memphis MOJO said...

I find that shots like this are hard to take -- nice job.

Bob Crowe said...

There is so much to admire about CR. It's part of what keeps us coming back.

glenda said...

These are beautiful.

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