Friday, July 31, 2009

Luis Melendez - Still Life: fruits, vegetables & cooking utensils

The superb still life paintings of Luis Melendez [1715-1780] depict tomatoes, melons, cauliflower, fish, bread, pomegranates, artichokes, fruits with cooking utensils, and the 18th century cork wine cooler.  Many are online...

Luis Melendez: Master of the Spanish Still Life
exhibit was at the National Museum of Art in DC.  For those unable to see the exhibition, the National Museum of Art website has some gorgeous photos of the paintings and objects.

Further details at the website: HERE - If you click the 'exhibition feature' on the right of the main page you see a slide show of over 30 of his paintings and photos of objects on display.

Slide show direct link: HERE

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