8.16.2011

sister corita





Sister Corita was so amazing.
Watching this clip always brings a tear to my eye and a smile to my face and fills my heart with hope and joy!
There is something so pure and wonderful about her way for seeing things, it just reminds me that art is so important and powerful.
{ She also went to Otis and got her masters in Art History! }

This clip is from a documentary made about her in 2009, Become a Microscope.
Here is a little write up about her:
Sister Corita (1918-1986) was an artist, teacher, philosopher, political activist and possibly one of the most innovative and unusual pop artists of the 1960's. However, what is perhaps even more incredible is the fact that she was a Catholic nun. She was a multi-faceted artist who practiced painting, photography, typography and graphic design, but she became most well known for her colorful serigraphs. In the 1950s, she began teaching art at the Immaculate Heart College in Los Angeles and due to her unorthodox teaching methods, quickly gained an impressive roster of supporters. Creative personalities such as Alfred Hitchcock, Charles and Ray Eames, Buckminster Fuller and John Cage all became a part if Corita's network of friends. 


You can see more of her work at the Corita Art Center.







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