Sandias I is an original, one-of-a-kind still-life painting signed by artist Jose De La Barra. This piece of art was created in 2016 and the painter used oil on canvas. It measures 16" x 16" inch (40 x 40 cm) and is available for sale online for 760 USD.
THOUGHTS ON PAINTING
Watermelon is a refreshing fruit that begins to come into season around the end of spring and the beginning of summer. Full of water, it is thought to be a hydrating and invigorating fruit, and in the Sandias I painting, the watermelon is the prominent fruit but is surrounded by other ripe fruits like cherries and oranges. Cherries are often known for fun and festivity, furthering that spring-induced, revitalizing feeling. The orange works well with this as it symbolizes life and a fresh start, perfect for the coming days of one of the most active seasons of the year.
GETTING TO KNOW JOSE DE LA BARRA
Born in Peru in 1956, Jose De La Barra is an artist who specializes in surrealistic art. He has won several prizes for is work and has had his work in many exhibits in Peru and in New York, United States of America. He went to the Fine Arts Autonomous Superior School located in Lima, Peru. There, he studied murals, illustration and painting.