Thursday, May 26, 2016

Corita Kent

[USA] (b 1918/d 1986)

"Corita Kent was an American Catholic nun, artist, and educator who lived and worked in Los Angeles and Boston. She worked almost exclusively with silkscreen, or serigraphy, helping to establish it as a fine art medium. She developed innovative methods in screen printing, testing the bounds of the two-dimensional medium. Her artwork, with its messages of love and peace, was particularly popular during the social upheavals of the 1960s and 1970s... After a cancer diagnosis in the early 1970s, she entered an extremely prolific period in her career, including Rainbow Swash design on the LNG storage tank in Boston, and the 1985 version of the United States Postal Service's special "Love" stamp. (..) Corita's art was her activism, and her spiritually-informed social commentary promoted love and tolerance"

Some works of Sister Corita Kent :


USA 1985 "Love" (1) [Photo] Sc(2143)

No comments:

Post a Comment