By High Talk and Rumors
Study for the Poet King
The paintings of Julio Larraz are realistic landscapes and precise still lives – strong images in tropical colors, mystical and metaphorical. Study for the Poet King is a fascinating figurative work with the poet typing away while his papers fly with the wind, shaded by the wing of his plane recently landed on the beach. Through his use of light and shadow, land and sky, the poet’s white suit, the table and white cloth Larraz creates the visual reality… and the viewer wants to know the meaning.