Friday, June 24, 2011

Paintings by Kiko Arguello

Here are some works by the Spanish artist Kiko Arguello. I had never heard of him until I visited Spain about five years ago. On a tour of the cathedral in Granada, I was shown a small painting by him similar to the one shown here, below. It is obviously derived from the iconographic style, yet having a modern feel in a way that does not take away, in my opinion, from the contemplative nature of the form. I have seen very few examples since and have struggled to find very many. I would love to see some more if anyone out there can point us in the right direction?

(Note: Arguello may be better known to some as the co-founder of the Neocatechumenal Way, the Spanish lay movement. However, that is not our point of focus here, which is instead limited to the domain of sacred art.)



The painting below is a fresco.