Twenty years ago, artist Andrea Giorgi, who was born in the village of Aragon, Spain, began painting canvases, a technique in which he painted a single object with multiple colors, on walls and in rooms.
The result is a piece of art that is both beautiful and mysterious, and the pieces, called Basquiás, have become a permanent fixture in the town of Aragón, near the Spanish border with Spain.
They are one of many pieces in the art collection at the museum of the Basquinartes, a museum that was founded in 1995 and is based in the city of Cadiz, in Spain’s northern Catalonia region.
“They are a very important part of our collections,” said Maria de la Cruz, the museum’s curator of art and culture, adding that the pieces are a “source of inspiration and inspiration for all people, even the artists themselves.”
“They remind us that life and art are two different things,” she said.
One of the paintings is a series of eight, which include a woman in a white dress, a woman holding a white cup, a man standing on a beach, and a woman with a bird in her hand.
The pieces, known as Basquís, are not intended to depict the physical world but are symbolic of the artist’s life, the curator said.
“When we look at a painting, it’s not about the physicality of it.
We are looking at a symbol that connects with life.”
In the painting above, a group of women are sitting in a circle and the viewer is looking at the woman in the white dress holding a cup.
The painting is a metaphor for the artist and the world, the artist said.
They remind us the world is not the physical thing, but the symbolic.
And that life is both a source of meaning and a source for pain.
They show us that this world has a story that has meaning and is in a process of evolution, she said, adding: The paintings are part of the museum.
We also have many other things in the collection that we want to make available for people to see, such as ceramics, pottery, ceramically painted animals, and many other objects.
“These paintings remind us of life and their meaning,” she added.
“I believe that we are in a very difficult moment in the world and the paintings in our collection remind us about the need for freedom, to be able to live in a way that is different from society and not afraid to do what we have to do.”
The paintings were among more than 70 that were donated to the museum last year and are being displayed in the museum, in a display that includes more than 2,000 pieces of art.
They were first displayed in 1999.
“It is always very important to be aware of our collection,” said de la Castro.
“In the future, I would like to expand the collection and bring it to people who are looking for art of their own.
The people who come to the exhibition can see what is being done in the rest of Spain.”
The museum is located at 541 C. de la Rosales Avenue, in Cadiz.
For more information about the museum and the museum programs, visit www.basquinartecommunity.com.