Geometry and Ladies? You Need Carmen Herrera.

by Shaker Maud

I know nothing about art, but I know what I like.

What I like is not abstract, two-tone geometric compositions, for the most part. The paintings of the only-recently-celebrated Carmen Herrera are attractive, but I have no idea why they are being considered "important." The 94-year-old Ms. Herrera, however, I can recommend to your attention with enthusiasm.

She's been painting since the 1930's. She sold her first work 5 years ago, four years after her husband of 61 years died.
"Everybody says Jesse must have orchestrated this from above," Ms. Herrera said, shaking her head. "Yeah, right, Jesse on a cloud." She added: "I worked really hard. Maybe it was me."
Yes, ma'am, that's an excellent point, and I'm so glad you made it!

If you're interested in contemporary art, this article may interest you. If you're not, but you're a Shaker and therefore interested in women, I guarantee Ms. Herrera will interest you. The NY Times article quoted is here.

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