Peñalver (1937-1995), the quintessential 20th Century American Surrealistic Artist of his generation, was a prolific painter before his paralysis in 1979. The ensuing years were challenging as he depicted his transition from walking to wheels in hundreds of paintings.
Monk II (1988), brilliant in color and intensity is part of the collection of monks painted by Ricardo throughout his lifetime. This self-portrait of a self-portrait was painted in his highly prolific renaissance period. It is so beautiful but with so much pain. How his intense pain produced such beauty with humor, nine years after his paralysis.
February 16th, 2020
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