Art Analysis : Patssi Valdez And Bernard Buffet

1023 Words Nov 18th, 2014 5 Pages
Art is something that can be described and expressed in several different ways to communicate ideas and emotions through visualizations. Through art we are able to see the world like never before. It inspires and motivates us to be creative. We are able to think further and beyond. In addition, art gives us the ability to understand what artists are trying to display and the messages they are trying to convey through their works. Art can be found anywhere and created by anyone (Dewitte, Larmann, and Shields 29-30). Patssi Valdez and Bernard Buffet are two artists that I found at the University of Southern Mississippi Museum of Art. Patssi Valdez is an American Chicana artist born in 1951 in Los Angeles, California. She is capable of many talents in different forms of media such as performance and conceptual art, installations, murals, fashion design, collage, photography and more (“Search Collections”). She attended Otis College of Art Design and received her B.F.A. in 1985. She was also a member of the East Los Angeles Chicano artist collective called ASCO (“Patssi Valdez”).
Valdez has received a tremendous amount of awards for her work from many notable organizations, including the J. Paul Getty Trust Fund for the Visual Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, and the Brody Arts Fellowship in Visual Arts (“Offramp Gallery”). Her artwork can be found in the National Hispanic Center Collection, National Museum of…
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