Enjoyed an exhibit at the Meadows Museum on the SMU campus in Dallas. It's a lovely museum that emphasizes Spanish artists. The current exhibit is Fortuny - Friends and Followers
Mariano Fortuny y Marsal (1838 - 1874) was popular in the proto-Impressionist style. He had a large following and hung with other artists in Europe and the United States. This exhibit features his work as well pieces from William Merritt Chase, John Singer Sargent, James Tissot, and more. The painting were excellent, and it's worth pondering what more Fortuny could have done if he hadn't died from malaria at age 36.
All of these were influenced in the style of Fortuny who said, "I can paint for myself, to my taste, and whatever blessed thing I choose. " 1874
Joanne Faries, originally from the Philadelphia area, lives in Texas with her husband Ray. She considers herself fortunate to be able to pursue a writing career after eons in the business world. Joanne enjoys reading and movies, and is the film critic for the Little Paper of San Saba.