Altos de Chavon’s current art exhibit is in my (very humble) opinion magnificent, the paintings are original, fun and beautiful. If you’ve not yet seen this exhibit, in this post I show you why you should!The exhibit is called Masa Femenina and is the individual work of modernist painter Jean Girigori from Curacao. To read the official press release of Jean, click here. [A leer la nota de prensa de Jean, haz click aqui.] Jean’s paintings are a symbolic representation of her warmth and personality with themes, symbols, images and colors that make up the 500 year history and contemporary life of the Caribbean. Simply fascinating.

Some of her most striking pieces are elaborately swirling, with bright colors that are somewhat hypnotic.

The way in which she paints the Caribbean woman is a fantastic caricature of reality – ladies with beautiful big lips and big eyes.

An image/pattern she uses repeatedly is that which is pictured below, the many hats used to depict hundreds of heads gathered together.

The sea and fish are undoubtedly a common symbol used in Caribbean art – the painting below a charming representation of an everyday scene.  The exhibit was opened last Thursday with an inauguration cocktail, to view photos from this event, click here. Here are even more photos of the art in this exhibit: The exhibit is only open until the 10th of May – so go see it now, while you still can!