Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Leopoldo Romañach

While I was in Florida last week we went to the Daytona museum. We'd been there once before, and there was a section devoted to Cuban artists that I wanted to revisit. There was this one painting I had to see again - "Italian Peasant".

The artist is Leopoldo Romañach, who lived from 1862 till about 1951. There isn't a lot of info about him online, but it sounds like he had pretty minor acclaim with his work. He won a Bronze metal in a French exhibition, and was in a few shows in Europe and Cuba - picking up a few medals here and there.

His work has a great Diego Velázquez (One of my favorite painters) quality to it. Nice find in a little museum.

Here are two of his paintings in the gallery.

Italian Peasant



On the way to Mass



I'll post more art from the museum soon.

Mike

2 comments:

Craig Zablo said...

Daytona Beach! Why that's my stomping grounds!

Mr. Hawthorne said...

Shit! Really? So you're familiar with MOAS! Cool museum!

mike