The Colours That Remain

05-08-2020 | Art of the world Gallery

Redefining Beauty

The Colors That Remain | August 5th – October 3rd, 2020

“Cabellut’s canvases are like their creator, the opposite of refined, delicate, or tentative. This is not timid art that whispers; no, the Spanish-born, Dutch-raised artist crafts images that roar.” Catherine D. Anspon, journalist & writer of the issue at the catalog exhibition “The Colors That Remain”.

Art of the World Gallery is a 6,500-square-foot blue-chip gallery located at 2201 Westheimer Road in the River Oaks neighborhood of Houston, Texas. A leading modern & contemporary art gallery, representing some of the most influential living artists and masters of the 20th and 21st Centuries from around the globe. Featuring a prominent art collection comprised of works by masters including Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Robert Indiana, Wifredo Lam, Rufino Tamayo, Fernando Botero, as well as, acclaimed and cutting-edge artists like Cristóbal Toral, Carole A. Feuerman, Manolo Valdés, Julio Larraz, Sophia Vari, Javier Marín, Chung Kwang Young, Mr. Brainwash, amongst others.

Lita’s Women Rule

This exhibition is synergistically timed, arriving on the centennial year of the ratification of the19th Amendment that granted American women the right to vote. Never about victimhood, Cabellut’s portraits of women are imbued with attitude, a boldness bordering on the Baroque, that personifies feminine archetypes. As such, the artist — whose oeuvre encompasses painting and sculpture, stage sets and costume design for the opera, video, and performance art — stands in a long line of fearless femmes, many from the art world, as well as musical icons and world rulers.

Lita’s antecedents — all perfect subjects for potential artworks —can be seen in Cleopatra, Queen Elizabeth I and II, Catherine the Great, Queen Victoria, Artemisia Gentileschi, Angelica Kauffmann, Frida Kahlo (not surprisingly, the topic of one of the artist’s most iconic depictions and a woman she strongly connects with), and more recently, post-war American painters like Ninth Street women Lee Krasner, Helen Frankenthaler, Joan Mitchell, Grace Hartigan, and Elaine de Kooning, on to today’s mega-watt performers Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and Ariana Grande. (Might we suggest Cabellut turn her gaze to record the power women listed above whose vision mirrors her own.)

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