Lygia Clark (Belo Horizonte, October 23, 1920 – Rio de Janeiro, April 25, 1988) was a Brazilian artist best known for her painting and installation work. She was often associated with the Brazilian Constructivist movements of the mid-20th century and the Tropicalia movement. Even with the changes in how she approached her artwork, she did not stray far from her Constructivist roots.
Adolph de Meyer (1 September 1868 - 6 January 1949) was a photographer famed for his elegant photographic portraits in the early 20th century, many of which depicted celebrities such as Mary Pickford, Rita Lydig, Luisa Casati, Billie Burke, Irene Castle, John Barrymore, Lillian Gish, Ruth St. Denis, King George V of the United Kingdom, and Queen Mary. He was also the first official fashion photographer for the American magazine Vogue, appointed to that position in 1913.
Illustrator Jeroen Koolhaas and Art Director Dre Urhahn started their enormous favela paintings back in 2006, working with the community to cover entire buildings and hillsides with images of kite runners and cascading rivers. Going by the moniker Haas & Hahn, the duo have just put the finishing touches to their latest project in the Santa Marta neighborhood of Rio, a mammoth art piece spread over 7000 square meters, involving no less than 34 buildings. With the help of local residents, “O Morro” or “The Hill” took a just over a month to complete, and you can see the initial artistic renderings of their kaleidoscopic vision after the jump.
- Stormy Weather (1943)
(CNN) -- Singer, dancer and actress Lena Horne died at New York-Presbyterian Hospital on Sunday night, a hospital spokeswoman said.Horne was 92.She was one of the first African-Americans to sign a long-term movie contract with a major Hollywood studio when she joined MGM in 1942.