Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Guitar and Fruit Dish – Juan Gris

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Colourful, stylish, well composed . . . but I’m leaning towards this being good decoration rather than great art.

Still, in 1919 – just one year after the First World war’s carnage had finally ended -- you could understand artists preferring to depict meaningless abstract complexity rather than deal with “the big issues.”

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Sean Fitzpatrick said...

Kind of funky - I like it. Would look just right in a nice urban cafe with the smell of fresh espresso and Oscar Pederford on the stereo lightly in the background.

9/16/2009 08:40:00 am  
Blogger Paul said...

In what sense is this meaningless, any more so than any still life?

9/16/2009 12:32:00 pm  

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