Saturday, September 15, 2012

Spanish Arabesque


This year I've been doing some abstract acrylics on the theme of an arabesque, defined as "a kind of negation of closed geometric forms". The two-foot square piece shown here, called Spanish Arabesque, was inspired by decorations inside San Xavier del Bac outside Tucson, Arizona which I visited in March.  Spanish artists from Mexico City came up the Anza Trail in the 17th century and frescoed the chapel in a lively baroque style with figures, faux-stonework and other embellishments...including arabesques.  I'll have one or two of these canvases in the Thanksgiving ArtSaturna show at the Community Hall.  Karen Muntean 

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