Luis Meléndez, "Still Life with Attichokes and Peas in a Landscape" c. 1771
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents "Luis Meléndez: Master of the Spanish Still Life."
It is the first U.S. exhibition in twenty-five years of eighteenth-century Spanish painter Luis Meléndez (1715-1780).
It is sometimes said that Meléndez is one of the most accomplished still life painters of the time. Who could argue with that?
This exhibition will showcase nearly thirty paintings by Meléndez — many of which have never been exhibited before.
In addition, a selection of eighteenth century Spanish kitchenware, similar to those used by the artist as studio props, will be featured.
This show runs from September 27, 2009 through January 3, 2010.