Art Madrid'24 – Vogue 100: A Century of Style

 

 

If something has gotten the magazine VOGUE, as well as bringing glamour and style to women of around the world, it is to work successfully with the best photographers and with the great personalities of each era, reflecting with their images changes in culture and in society. Now, these iconic images can be enjoyed at the National Portrait Gallery in London thanks to the exhibition "Vogue 100: A Century of Style" organized by British Vogue on the occasion of its centenary.

 

 

 

280 prints from the files of Conde Nast, since the founding of VOGUE in 1916, photographs of movie stars, icons of fashion, personalities from all walks up the sample, "an indispensable appointment and unforgettable for lovers of fashion magazines, photography and famous ", with words of Alexandra Shulman, editor-in-chief of Vogue.

 

 

 

 

En Vogue 100: a century of style, you can see the work of world-class photographers like Cecil Beaton, Lee Miller, Irving Penn, Snowdon, David Bailey, Corinne Day, Patrick Demarchelier, Nick Knight, Herb Ritts, Mario Testino, Tim Walker and Albert Watson, in some photo shoots for designers that have defined the last century in fashion as Dior, Saint Laurent and Alexander McQueen are.

 

 

 

A journey through the history of one of the most influential fashion magazines in the world but also a review of the most famous faces - models like Kate Moss, Claudia Schiffer, Linda Evangelista, legendary Hollywood actors like Chaplin and Fred Astaire, or Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge and wife of Prince William of England, and styles that have defined our recent history, not forgetting "the essential role played by the magazine in the same evolution of fashion portrait", as recalled Nicholas Cullinan , director of the gallery.

 

100 Vogue: A Century of Style can be seen at the National Portrait Gallery in London until next May 22.
 

 

“I paint in a completely free way, I don't have a plan, it's chaotic, but everything has a reason. I don't prepare anything before I start painting, what I paint is what I feel or try to communicate at that moment, so it changes a lot (from one work to another)”.

Chão limpo e o resto. Mixed media on canvas. 2023. Ana Malta. Courtesy of the artist.

Cultura Inquieta once again joins the experience of discovering and celebrating creative talent within the broad spectrum of artistic expressions present at Art Madrid'24. As a supporter of culture and contemporary art, its commitment to promoting and supporting emerging artists is reflected in a special initiative in this edition: highlighting and supporting the work of the REVELATION ARTIST of the 19th edition.

Só durmo na minha almofada. Mixed media on canvas. 2023. Ana Malta. Courtesy of the artist.

In this context, Ana Malta emerges into the contemporary art scene with a fresh voice and her own visual aesthetic. Born in Lisbon in 1996, Malta is a talented visual artist and freelance designer who has captivated the public with her distinctive approach and bold exploration of the beauty of everyday spaces through her investigations of color.

Her studies in Painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon, as well as her Master's Degree in Creative Industries Management at the Catholic University of Portugal in Porto, have provided a solid foundation for her artistic practice. Currently, she also collaborates in the Communication and Production Office of Carpintarias de São Lázaro - Centro Cultural e Galeria Belo-Galsterer, showing her commitment to the cultural fabric of her community. She is also part of the artistic collective VÊS.TRÊS.

Ana Malta has been recognized in several platforms and media, including the 14th Edition of QUADRANTE, Melancia Mag and the SCROLL program of the RTP2 channel. Her participation in the book (AS)ARTISTAS - Ensaio Gráfico sobre Histórias e Práticas Artísticas no Feminino and in the April 21st Edition of Nova Awareness Club underlines her impact and relevance in the contemporary art scene.

Só um é que ganha. Mixed media on canvas. 2023. Ana Malta. Courtesy of the artist.

Ana Malta's work is characterized by her exploration of color, patterns, composition, and texture. These elements are not only vehicles of her plastic and visual expression, but also embody an intimate dialogue between aesthetic restlessness and the transformation of error into opportunity.

It is exciting to see Ana Malta make her debut at Art Madrid'24, represented by Galeria São Mamede (STAND B3). Her presence promises to further enrich the artistic experience of the event, inviting the public to approach the visually captivating and conceptually stimulating universe that the artist creates to narrate the chaos she rearranges in shapes and colors.

Não fico pendurada. Mixed media on canvas. 2023. Ana Malta. Courtesy of the artist.

In a world in constant movement, Ana Malta reminds us of the importance of experimentation and continuous exploration in the search for authentic and sincere artistic expression.

Her work has been REVEALED to us in the 19th edition of ART MADRID, thanks to the precise point of view of CULTURA INQUIETA as a testimony of the transforming power of art. In her hands, the entropy of forms brings us the possible memory of an endless summer; the luminosity of the sun becomes the caress of everyday life; we may even be surprised by the formula of happiness turned into a companion animal.

Ana Malta's pieces combines the restlessness of a space that appears to be in a state of chaos with the delicate synesthesia of vibrating at the velocity of light, nuances, lines and colors in her paintings.