A visit to an art gallery in Cuenca

Look after each other so that none of you fails to receive the grace of God.

Hebrews 12: 15

It is an unexpected, off the street, a privately owned collection of art made available to the public to appreciate. The gallery was once a church, but now carefully changed to be a well organised and currated gallery. I asked permission to take pictures and I was told not to use flash but the lighting was perfect in the spacious exhibition area. Being in the country of Pablo Ruiz Picassso here is his first.

Pablo Ruiz Picasso
Spanish 1881 – 1973
Don Quichotte et Sabcho Panza 11.8.1955 India ink on paper ( this is on the note on the side)

A few things Pablo Ruiz Picasso said about art and life that I hope you find as interesting as I did.

” The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls”.

“Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.”

” Youth has no age.”

“I’d like to live as a poor man with a lot of money.”

” I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them.”

“The world today doesn’t make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?”

Pablo Ruiz Picasso
John Atkinson Grimshaw
English 1836- 1893
The Port of Liverpool 1889
oil on canvas

John Atkinson Grimshaw is considered one of the best night scape and townscape artists of all time. He is considered one of the great painters of the Victorian era.

If you don’t run your life, somebody else will.

John Atkinson Grimshaw
Ernest Trova
American 1927-2009
Falling man 1963 acrylic on canvas

Ernest Trova was a self-trained American surrealist and pop art painter and sculptor. Best known for his signature image and figure series, The Falling Man, Trova considered his entire output a single “work in progress.”
Naum Slutzky
Ukrainian 1884-1965

Standing lamp, matt brushed and anodized brass, the screw handle and base are bronzed. Naum (/Nahum /Nawn these are the various ways his name is spelt) was a goldsmith, industrial designer and master craftsman of the Bauhaus. He did most of his teaching and work in England .
Charles Francis Annesley Voysey
English 1857 – 1941
Armchair 1905-1907 oak

Voysey’s furniture is what he himself described as a “sense of proportion and puritanical love of simplicity.”

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