Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Art Review - "Lavabo y Espejo (Sink and Mirror)" by Antonio Lopez Garcia

Today's #MuseumTourTuesday features a painting by Spanish contemporary realist artist Antonio López García from the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. On first glance, it's a representation of the mundane, a beautifully rendered studio sink, but I prefer to consider it a kind of self-portrait. Featuring a collection of his own everyday items, the painting is all about the artist, despite the lack of his own reflection in the mirror. We are more than our own image.

The painting is actually two views in one. Notice the change in perspective at midpoint in the painting. While the view of the shelf and mirror is just below eye level, the view of the sink is much more of a birds-eye view. This would be almost imperceptible if not for the break in the lines of the tiles.
"Lavabo y Espejo (Sink and Mirror)" • Antonio López García • Oil on Wood 
• 38 1/2" × 33" • 1967

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