Sunday, July 21, 2013
FIGURA NEL PAESAGGIO, watercolor
Motherwell speculated that there were different "families" of painters, and he belonged to the "black family" and earth-color painters in masses", a group that included Manet, Goya, Matisse ("don't forget that his greatest color is black") Miro, and sometimes Picasso. He aspired to join this company of painters who used Black as a Color, rather than a tone. Black color is quite prevalent in Spanish art, I think. Is there a connection to death in the bull-ring? At "five in the afternoon", like Lorca would say?