Corita Kent

Today’s Google homepage honors Corita Kent, on what would have been her 96th birthday. Kent was a nun, artist, and educator who helped pave the way to make silkscreen a true art on its own. Many of her pieces revolve around the topic of love and peace; significant motifs of the 1970s and 1980s in which her most well-known works were created. Many of her works challenge the viewer to think about consumerism and how it relates to spirituality and religion. To produce such works, Kent’s main process was the appropriation and modification of already existing images and logos, transforming them in some manner to suit the particular message she wanted to convey. An example of her works are shown below.

Google Doodle for November 20, 2014

Google Doodle

mary does laugh (1964)

mary does laugh

enriched bread (1965)

Enriched Bread

questions and answers (1966)

Q&A

stop the bombing (1967)

Stop the bombing

While the exhibit is now over, Kent’s work was showcased at the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland in an exhibit titled Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent. Some of her work is still featured on their website under past exhibitions, and can be viewed here.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s