Woman in Nature 1986-2007

Dr. Edith Tonelli, critic, ArtScene Magazine:

“Inspired by pre-Columbian precedents and Rivera’s exemplar, Vallejo began painting images of women in nature in 1990. Her series entitled Woman in Nature includes dozens of works on both canvas and paper, all of them based on the fusion of the female with nature … Some of the women have butterfly faces. Some have heads replaced by shining sunflowers, the petals becoming spiky yellow tresses.  These paintings are distinguished from their earlier relatives by the intense sensuality of the more fully realized female nudes.”

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