Luis Mélendez, Still Life Painter

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.

1 comment:

Enzie Shahmiri said...

I saw the exhibition in Washington DC and can recommend it with high praise. The book is worth buying as well, because it is filled with beautiful large images of his work and great insights on how the artist developed his still lifes.