Driving to Los Angeles in the Rain II

Driving to Los Angeles in the Rain II, watercolor, 4x6" (10x15 cm.) painted "a la prima".
Viajando a Los Angeles en la Lluvia II
. acuarela, pintada en el auto.

At the Santa Monica Museum of Art, the exhibit at the moment is "Combustione: Alberto Burri and America". I had never heard of Alberto Burri. I learned that although Alberto Burri is not much known in the USA, he's considered one of the most influential Italian artists of the second half of the 20th century. He was a physician in the Italian Army during WWII, captured by English troops and taken prisoner. Upon his release in 1946, he was so disgusted with war and human beings, that he resigned and became an artist. This body of work on exhibit now in Santa Monica consists of burlap sacks, burned wood, acrylic, on a radical approach to abstraction. I liked it very much.
En el museo de arte de Santa Monica, la exposicion del momento es "Combustione: Alberto Burri y America". Nunca habia oido hablar de Alberto Burri. Aprendi que aunque Burri no es muy conocido en los EEUU, es considerado uno de los artistas italianos mas representativos de la segunda mitad del siglo XX. Burri era un medico del ejercito italiano durante la segunda guerra mundial, capturado por tropas britanicas y llevado prisionero. Cuando fue dejado en libertad en 1946, estaba tan asqueado de la guerra y los seres humanos, que renuncio y decidio ser artista. Este grupo de trabajos en exhibicion ahora en Santa Monica consiste de bolsas de yute, madera quemada, acrilico, en un punto de vista radical hacia la abstraccion. Me gusto mucho.