47
47
Luis Ricardo Falero
SPANISH
REACHING FOR THE STARS
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 43,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
47
Luis Ricardo Falero
SPANISH
REACHING FOR THE STARS
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 43,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Luis Ricardo Falero
1851 - 1896
SPANISH
REACHING FOR THE STARS
signed and indistinctly inscribed Falero (lower right)
oil on canvas
105 by 52.5cm., 41¼ by 20¾in.
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Provenance

Private collection, USA (sale: Sotheby's, New York, 23 October 2007, lot 49)
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner

Catalogue Note

Luis Falero trained in Paris as a portraitist and developed a fascination for painting highly detailed renderings of the female nude. His hyper-realist style often set women in fantastical or mythological settings.

In creating this evocative image, Falero was perhaps inspired by the story of the Pleiades. The Pleiades were the seven beautiful daughters born to Atlas and the nymph Pleione. They served as virgin attendants to Artemis, the goddess of the hunt. According to one Greek legend, the beauties were being pursued by the amorous hunter Orion. The gods saved them by transforming them into twinkling stars. After his death, Orion too became a constellation, forever chasing the beautiful young maidens across the sky.  

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