Medium: Oil on Canvas
Painted in (year): 2016
Category: original still-life paintings
THOUGHTS ON PAINTING
A symbol of fertility and love, the mango melon has long since been thought of as a way to encourage happy marriages with plenty of children. The Mangos painting, full of mangoes, seems to convey good wishes for a newlywed couple or serve as an omen for the blessings to come. This painting features four melons sitting atop a pedestal, each one just a bit different in color and size from the other. The pedestal they sit upon is made up of blue and green tiles, which are traditional colors in regards to baby boys and girls.
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.