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Ingres

Ingres

Painting
So many museums display well-known works of art; these are sort of lures so a number of rooms are crowded while the rest are free of people. In Prado Museum, while the crowd surrounds the Jardin de las delicias by El Bosco (The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch) one can largely and quietly enjoy El triunfo de la muerte by Brueghel (The Triumph of Death by Pieter Brueghel the Elder), no pushing at all even if they are in front of each other. In Louvre Museum everyone feels compelled to stop by the Gioconda (in order to decipher an unreal mystery). Some rooms beyond, you can find the portrait of Monsieur Bertin, painted by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780-1867). This is one of the best portraits made during the 19th…
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Warhol

Warhol

Illustration
I do not understand, I really do not understand Andy Warhol’s success (1928-1987). So many exhibitions and books about his works, no one work with a minimum of sensitivity, no ‘joie de vivre’. When the artist wants to give some human touch to these cold, impersonal pictures, he merely uses photomechanical tricks (some golden strokes for instance) and it turns to be much worse. One cannot help thinking these are works undertaken by a man who’s been shot. Warhol is Nosferatu, the Un-dead, hobnobbing Goya or Paul Klee, unapologetic, in every Art History book. We like the tomato soup bin however let us acknowledge that Pop-Art has always been some minor art movement; we would not have gotten any news if it hasn’t come from Anglo-Saxon culture. Andy Warhol had…
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Tucán

Tucán

Aviation, Books
When someone orders a painting or a drawing in order to illustrate the cover of a book it is always a pleasure and, at the same time, a matter of pride: a kind a work that will last forever! I enthusiastically accepted the assignment: an oil painting for the cover of a book written by my friend Michel Lozares Sanchez. The author tells in full detail the history of the Douglas C-54 Skymaster on duty in the Spanish Air Force. He is an excellent modeller and an accurate researcher devoted to all matters related to aviation. He has also has been carrying out tireless work in a new field named ‘aero-archaeology’ (researching and cataloguing crashed or abandoned aircraft and recovering interesting historical remains). As a matter of fact, these aircraft had…
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