Saturday, September 26, 2009

F Luis Mora and the Expression of Beauty

When delivering my painting to the Mattatuck Museum I was fortunate to see a show of F Luis Mora's work. The exhibition titled Expression of Beauty had a few of the most lovely paintings I have seen for awhile. I had never heard of Mora before, but should have. His birthplace was Uruguay although he grew up in the states.  America's first Hispanic master (1874-1940), Mora painted somewhat romanticized paintings of women, portraits and some landscapes.
My favorite painting in the show, titled Color Harmony was the kind of painting that you just stand in front of and drool. It sort of reminds me of a Jeremy Lipking painting. I have searched to find an image to share, but to no avail, instead I share Color Harmony 2, which is not the in the show, but part of the series.

I will definitely return to see the show again. I am still shocked I had no idea about this master!
I am home now, but after an exhausting, traffic filled trip I am going to bed. I checked in the studio. It's still there, waiting.


mariannepost said...

I will be the first to join the crowd of one at this point. I have to admit I am not at all familiar with Mora's work but I can see the influence of the Impressionists especially Renoir; his rendering of the figure and his capture of light. Like you I want to explore his work further. Wish I could see it in person.

Happy to hear you made it safely home.

loriann said...

Hi Marianne! You would love the painting called Color Harmony. I will still try to find it on line... if so I will send it to you.