Francisco Pons Arnau was a Spanish Academic painter active in the mid 19th Century [Correction: late 19th, early 20th Centuries]. He became a follower of Joaquín Sorolla (see my recent post on Sorolla), and was influenced by Art Nouveau.
He painted portraits, figures, landscapes and what might be called intimate landscapes — garden scenes with detailed depictions of shrubs or trellised vines.
Beyond that, I’ve been able to find little information. Fortunately, there are several examples of his richly colored, light-filled paintings on the web.
The best selection I’ve come across is on The Athenaeum, and there is a nice, easy to access selection on Art Inconnu. There is a video slideshow overview of his work posted to YouTube by mariayutub.
[Initial idea via Francis Vallejo on Twitpic]
4 Replies to “Francisco Pons Arnau”
I do like his work.
Just a small correction: he was not active in the mid 19th Century. He was born in 1886.
He seems to have a fondness for painting individual leaves on trees. That’s a hard way to earn a living. Not many artists would draw the line there….
This is a great site. Thanks for introducing me to so many artists that I was unaware of.
Great work. It took me by surprise and i love it.
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