Cesar Santos, The Three Graces, c.2018

Santos says of this painting “I imagined this gallery room with a painting by Rothko next to Francisco Goya’s painting, ‘The Third of May, 1808.’ As the three graces appeared to vandalize the modernist ‘masterpiece,’ the soldiers of Goya are ready to execute, aiming at the muses.
“This got me thinking, if they shoot from that angle and sacrifice these beauties and stop this madness, the painting will be destroyed as a consequence. My syncretism is to play with the opposite forces of art history to create a unified new result.”


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