bemusing musings of a bewildered brush-wielder

velazquez, goya, sorolla, and me


Today, I took a bunch of my painting students to the museum of the Hispanic Society in Harlem, New York City. They have this baroque statue, right in the front as you walk in. I can’t tell you how many people, in fact complete strangers, have told me that this statue looks like me. Next time I take my class in to see the paintings of Velazquez, Goya, and Sorolla, I will grow my hair longer, and have a faint goatee. Then, I will place my hand on the statue, and a golden beam of light will descend on my shoulders, and I will be able to paint like the Spanish Masters.

Perhaps I watched a wee bit too much MacGyver, when I was younger.


One response

  1. Anonymous

    When Camille showed me this photo I roared! I think I’ve see this expression on your face before….at a Rothko exhibit.

    October 24, 2012 at 1:10 pm

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