Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Eye Candy for Today: Meléndez still life

Still Life with Oranges, Jars and Boxes of Sweets, Luis Melendez
Still Life with Oranges, Jars and Boxes of Sweets, Louis Meléndez

The original is in the Kimbell Art Museum in Texas. View the painting in high resolution on the Google Cultural Institute: Art Project, or on Wikimedia Commons (large version here, 3.3mb).

A superbly composed and painted tour-de-force of still life from the Spanish master.

Like Chardin, Meléndez evokes the magic of seeing the extraordinary in the ordinary. “Look around you!” he seems to say, “Even the most humble of objects can be visual marvels!”

 
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