Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Guitar and Fruit Dish – Juan Gris


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.”


  1. Sean Fitzpatrick16 Sep 2009, 08:40:00

    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.

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


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