Antonio López García Woman in the Bath oil on board 65”x42” 1968
Antonio López García Woman in the Bathtub graphite 1970
Antonio López García Sink and Mirror oil on wood 1967
The November "bathing" theme continues with these two paintings and a drawing by the Spanish master Antonio López García (1936-).
Antonio López García is a brilliant artist, a master of precise drawing, his work both bold and introspective. His subtle range of values and color is the envy of so many artists, and yada, yada, yada.
But what I really want to say is this: When I look at his work I get the metallic taste of death in my mouth. Nothing wrong with that, mind you- sex and/or death are what all great art is about. What do you think?
The best art of [antiquity] achieves an emotional intensity that transcends individual achievement, its creators...were expressing a collective feeling that was beyond their individual limitations as artists. that, to me, is quite wonderful. the art of antiquity is like a paradise lost.
-Antonio López García