Poised Near the Edge : Still Life Paintings of Luis Meléndez. Washington, August, 2009.

For more than two hundred years, the fruit in these two paintings has been ready to roll. It would take only the slightest tap to drop that orange from the table to the right. To the left, a single blow-out-the-candles breath would get that pear in motion. While the artist surely didn’t intend this, the… Read More Poised Near the Edge : Still Life Paintings of Luis Meléndez. Washington, August, 2009.