Friday, August 20, 2010

(Social) Realism: Cape Verde Art

Kiki Lima (1953)

Destaca-se na pintura contemporânea cabo-verdiana o nome de Kiki Lima. Este pintor nascido na ilha de Santo Antão em 1953, tendo iniciado nas artes plásticas no ano de 1974 as atividades de pintura e escultura, nos anos 1980 parte para Lisboa e estuda Design de Comunicação na Escola Superior de Belas Artes de Lisboa até 1990.
(Stands out in contemporary painting Cape Verde named Kiki Lima. This painter born on the island of St. Anthony in 1953, having started in the fine arts in 1974 the activities of painting and sculpture in the 1980s partly to Lisbon and studied Communication Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Lisbon until 1990. Google Translate)

World (Social) Realist Art (Index of Countries)
This blog page is part of an ongoing project by artist and part-time lecturer Caoimhghin Ó Croidheáin ( to explore Realist / Social Realist art from around the world. The term Realism is used in its broadest sense to include 19th century Realism and Naturalism as well as 20th century Impressionism (which after all was following in the path of Courbet and Millet). Social Realism covers art that seeks to examine the living and working conditions of ordinary people (examples include German Expressionism, American Ashcan School and the Mexican Muralists).

Click here for (Social) Realist Art Definitions, World (Social) Realism and Global Solidarity, Art and Politics, Social Realism in history and Country Index.

Suggestions for appropriate artists from around the world welcome to

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