Thursday, 28 November 2013

Thanksgiving Thoughts....

John Fitzgerald Kennedy:
"As we express our gratitude, 
we must never forget 
that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, 
but to live by them."

Still-Life with Oranges and Walnuts by Luis Melendez 
Luis Egidio Meléndez, 1772




File:Luis Meléndez - Still Life with Apples, Grapes, Melons, Bread, Jug and Bottle - Google Art Project.jpg
Luis Meléndez, circa 1771

Happy Thanksgiving!


Luis Egidio Meléndez (1716–1780) was a Spanish painter. 
Although he received little acclaim during his lifetime and died in poverty,
Meléndez is recognized today as the greatest Spanish still-life painter of the 18th century. 
His mastery of composition and light, 
and his remarkable ability to convey the volume and texture of individual objects 
enabled him to transform the most mundane of kitchen fare into powerful images.

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