If all goes well, I will be in Spain by July. Hoping to see some of these paintings in person, via Madrid and Granada.
It would be interesting to know more about how this artist was received. In those times, the more famous painters often did only one type of painting, with portraiture being the most prestigious, seconded by religious and at the lowest end was still life. Cotán did them all.
To be honest, I have never felt compelled to hang a picture of vegetables on a wall. But the way Cotán presents them; the magnificent light. I can smell the orange and lemon blossoms, feel the dry heat and hear parrots and doves passing by.
Tan emocionada y esperanzada de volver a un lugar que amo.