Eye Candy for Today: Meléndez still life with melon

Still Life with Limes, Oranges, Acerola and Watermelon, Luis Egidio Melendez, 18th century Spanish still life
Still Life with Limes, Oranges, Acerola and Watermelon, Luis Egidio Meléndez

Link is to Wikimedia Commons, original is in the Museo del Prado, Madrid.

Just another amazing still life by 18th century Spanish master Luis Egidio Meléndez. As is often the case, his superb command of value and texture steals the show.

See my previous posts of Meléndez still lifes for more.

 
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Henry Ryland

Henry Ryland, Victorian watercolors
Henry Ryland was a British painter and illustrator active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, who shows the influence of Victorian painters like Albert Moore and Lawrence Alma-Tadema.

Though he sometimes painted in oil, he was known for his elegant figurative watercolors. These were rendered — like many watercolors of the time — in a painstaking technique of stipple, with hundreds of tiny dots of color applied to create tones, a process that also imparts a wonderfully appealing surface texture.

 
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