The Threads of Time, or, Who is that Woman in the Painting?

I stood in front of her, the dim buzzing of children’s voices fading behind me. Her glowing face stared out at me, a wisp of a smile on her perfect lips, a vast verdant landscape stretching out behind her. Leaning close to the tiny sign to the right of the painting, I read “Mrs. Davies…

Advertisements

Luis Meléndez, Mi Amor

Oh, oh, oh, imagine my excitement when I read Super Chefs’ Juliette Rossant’s blog post on May 14, 2009: “Luis Meléndez at National Gallery of Art” I went to the source and here’s the scoop: Luis Meléndez (1715–1780) is now recognized as the premier still-life painter in 18th-century Spain, indeed one of the greatest in…