Friday, June 7, 2013

Worth a Thousand Words: The Convent School

Martín Rico y Ortega (Spanish, 1833-1908), The School Patio, 1871
We saw this charming painting last night at one of Dallas's best kept secrets, the Meadows Museum at SMU. They are hosting "Impressions of Europe: 19th-Century Vistas by Martin Rico.

I'd never heard of this artist but Thursday nights are free and Tom and I made a date of it. It was really enjoyable, just the right size for an evening's art appreciation to take you out of the everyday world.

Of course, this blog post can't possibly convey the charm of the actual painting, where one is free to examine it closely, seeing the textures and expressions the artist included.

Here is another painting, just to try to lure any Dallasites to the exhibit before it closes on July 7.

Martín Rico y Ortega (Spanish, 1833-1908), The Tower of Las Damas at the Alhambra, Granada, 1871.

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