Surrealism and Remedios Varo

I’m currently reading “Remedios Varo: Unexpected Journeys” by Janet A. Kaplan, professor of art history and executive director of Art Journal. Few books have been written about Remedios Varo, and Kaplan’s work, published in 1988, is a thorough journey into the artist’s life and gorgeous, captivating artwork. I first learned of Remedios Varo as an undergraduateContinue reading “Surrealism and Remedios Varo”

Ode to Perfumería Gal

Okay, time for a confession. I’m addicted to chapstick. Lip gloss, vaseline, lip smoother – call it what you will, I am addicted. It’s been this way since I was a young girl and my mom, for example during a windy day on the ski slopes, would whip out her Chapstick brand lip gloss andContinue reading “Ode to Perfumería Gal”

New and Noteworthy Films

Tonight I’m off to celebrate Opening Night of the San Francisco International Film Festival.  I’m super excited to start the evening off with the a screening of What Maisie Knew.  There are, as usual, some intriguing films from Spain and Latin America that I want to check out in the coming weeks: Mexico: After Lucia (DespuésContinue reading “New and Noteworthy Films”

Gastronomía: Iberia in the Kitchen

These days many of us who live in cities around the world have seen a plethora of Spanish-inspired restaurants pop up. Tapas bars, manchego cheese plates, and tempranillo have been gracing our neighborhoods and local menus for quite some time now. Here in San Francisco,  several fresh and new additions to our Spanish food optionsContinue reading “Gastronomía: Iberia in the Kitchen”

Dulces Navideños

There are so many traditional foods enjoyed at this time of the year. I’m highlighting two of my favorite holiday sweets here, along with resources on how to make or purchase them. Mexican Wedding Cookies: These are sometimes known as Russian tea cookies. Their powdery covering is perfect for the holidays. I found a niceContinue reading “Dulces Navideños”

Atención: riesgo de amnesia

Who should art belong to in times of economic crisis? This weekend El País has published a series of articles about the challenges to the Spanish art world in this time of economic crisis. How do public institutions continue to acquire relevant and important works when their budgets are being scaled back? How do museumsContinue reading “Atención: riesgo de amnesia”