–Fruits and flowers from the back garden–
The truth of painting is that of dreams made real. All the artist aims to do trough the image he presents us is to capture something which would vanish and cease to exist if it were not portrayed, with all its brilliance, its light and shades, its plenitude or its pettiness and the anguish of its irredeemable passing.
Antonio López García (Tomelloso, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain, 1936) has managed like very few others to express this in his canvases: the ephemeral and the eternal; the essence of time; and he has made it with great modesty and the patience of a monk. Moreover, most of his dreams and visions have not been grandiose; not even big; not even peculiar… but the most current and quotidian in the plain life of a plain man.
In a previous article on this artist I showed some of the superb paintings he made of the bathroom of his atelier (do not miss them!). Now I have selected a few fruits and flowers from his back yard. First of all, here down is the yard itself, as painted in 1969:
And now one among several depictions of his dear quinces, still in the tree:
A corner of the yard with lilies and a couple of pale roses, and afterwards an isolated rose near the brick wall:
[The heading image is a fragment of the first one posted here (The Back Garden) as coloured in blues, purples and pinks, just following my personal taste and –already– custom on this blog. I hope you like it.]
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