Paul Signac, Opus 217: Portrait of Félix Fénéon
i did a project on Velazquez in high school for a Spanish class, and I never noticed how breathtaking “Las Meninas” is as a painting. Granted, it was a Spanish History class, and not an Art History class, so honestly, the importance of art was never really explored the way it could have been, but still - I feel cheated. We learned about Goya, Dali, Dominguez, Picasso, Miro, and Dali…but I learned very little about their works and what they meant. Guernica was probably the only painting that we tried to analyze and discuss, but the focus of the class was on the language, not the history, unfortunately. Coulda used the culture…could use the art for inspiration in my own pieces. I could name drop famous Spanish artists all day…could probably tell you when Pablo’s rose period was…but damn, I wish we actually studied the pieces…understood why they were so famous.
Anyway, this painting is really good, lol. Look at it a few times.
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