Horror Vacui

The fear of the empty space, most times understood as “ridiculous to the excess”. Fantasy, abandoned by reason, produces impossible monsters; united with it, she is the mother of the arts and the origin of marvels. Francisco Goya Historically understood as an expression of Catholic Anti-Reformation propaganda, Baroque art is normally understood as lacking the … More Horror Vacui

Shrunken treasures

I spent most of the last month of June traveling and had the privilege of spending a few days in Valencia and of visiting the fabulous L’Iber, Museo de los soldaditos de plomo (Museum of Toy Soldiers). Housed in the magnificent, gothic style Palace of Malferit, once the residence of Don Juan Brizuela y Artés … More Shrunken treasures