Art For Today

“Huyendo de la crítica (Escaping Criticism)” by Pere Borrell del Caso. 1874.

Hello, I hope you’re having a great Thursday so far!

Today’s art piece is quite out of the ordinary, I feel. Most scenes portrayed in paintings I post are as observed by an omnipresent narrator, the artist, who’s opening a window to another reality, scene, event, emotion, or concept they wanted to share with us.

But in this case, the art has come to life and it’s approaching us directly! I loved this piece because of its creativity and also the human aspect it shows. I don’t know if the person here (seems like a boy to me), represents Pere himself or not; but he surely represents a very understandable fear an artist should overcome which is obtaining bad criticism of his work. I wouldn’t find any other reason why this character would have that look on his face and it’s attempting to flee its frame than fearing bad criticism unless we’re talking about someone who’s very shy and would also be upset by a good critique 🙂 . It’s entirely possible.

In either case, I love the sincerity in this painting and the “out-of-the-box” thinking of the artist, or should I say “out-of-the-frame”?

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Big hug,

J.V


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