Monday, February 4, 2008

(link:) A quick Miguel Covarrubias web round-up (updated repost)

A brief mention of Mexican painter and caricaturist Miguel Covarrubias in a recent posting here prompted a comment from a blog visitor.

He was kind enough to provide a link to the video slideshow he'd posted at YouTube: 'An Homage to
Miguel Covarrubias'

Here's the video for you to enjoy, full of stunning Covarrubias images. ↙

Back in April of '07 I'd mentioned the artist in the first of my weekly 'Reasons To Be Cheerful' entries...

"I found a copy of the art book, 'Miguel Covarrubias: Four Visions', and so far it's exceeded my already high expectations.
"As a kid, there was a big print of his 'Flora and Fauna of the Pacific' mural hanging in the bathroom. I knew of Covarrubias' art of the Pacific - - some of the Bali stuff, the Mexican culture stuff, but was completely unaware of the breadth of his styles, his drawings, and his commercial work.
"This book does a good job of roping it all together. SO cool.
Hey, maybe you should check out a little of his artwork - - ?"

Below are a few links to whet your appetite for more...

- 'Paintings of Miguel Covarrubias' at

- 'Illustration: The Genius of Miguel Covarrubias' - - Serious eye candy at ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive

- A great overview at American Art Archives

- Another; several pages in reference to Covarrubias' illustrations for Zora Neale Hurston's 'Mules and Men'

- More 'round-up' resources at ArtCyclopedia Guide to Great Art on the Internet

- (ADDENDUM, 2/5/08) This just in: Several Covarrubias illustrations to W.H. Hudson's novel,
'Green Mansions'
. Thanks to Jeffrey for providing the link to his site, Goof

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