Throughout history, artists’ passions and creativity have been inseparably linked to the muses that inspired them. The complex creative relationship between artists and their inspirational muses is one of the most fascinating aspects of art history. Rodin and Camille Claudel, Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick, Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O’Keefe, Pablo Picasso and Marie-Therese Walter, Francoise Gilot, Dora Maar and Jacqueline Roque. Man Ray by Kiki de Montparnasse, Salvador Dali by Gala Diakonova, Sandro Botticelli by Simonetta Vespucci. These are just a few.
So, too, is the case of Chilean minimalist, JOSE BASSO and Claudia Henriquez Johnson. In looking at Claudia’s sweeping land and seascape photographs, the viewer immediately draws reference to the minimalist works of her husband, JOSE BASSO, and can readily see how these contemplative photographs translate into the serenely beautiful works of this immensely talented contemporary painter and how the two are mutually inspired by each other.