My Art Crush

My Art Crush

Author Artist Yvette Michele

Artist's Artist

I met him at a Musuem πŸ–Ό in my own backyard and immediately In love 😍 I fell. I just couldn’t get enough πŸ’• of marveling over his works of art 🎨.

When I looked into his eyes πŸ’— a whole new world 🌎 opened πŸ†™ to me ❣️ you know the ☝️ one . Yes that one ☝️ that gives you butterflies πŸ¦‹.

Then I learned he was a friend πŸ™‹πŸ½β€β™€οΈ of one of my friends in this museum. My heart ❀️❀️❀️❀️is still a pitter patter for Fredo.

A conversation about Fredo - inside the NSU museum

Biography from

A major early 20th-century painter, Wifredo Lam fused elements of Cubism and Surrealism with African culture in paintings that were exhibited alongside those of Pablo Picasso and other Cubists and Fauvists. A native Cuban, Lam hailed from Chinese, European, Indian, and mixed-African descent, and he was deeply influenced by African spiritual practices such as Santeria. He studied in Spain under the same teacher as Salvador Dalí and became a friend of Picasso after moving to Paris in 1938.

It is always my honor and privilege to have these opportunities like this one with the NSU Art Museum. There is so much to explore there and it is right in my backyard.

A true picture has the power to set the imagination to work.

β€” Wilfredo Lam


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