As it happens, whenever I get bored of rating popular culture, I rate some paintings. Today, I wanted to feature the artwork of Jose Royo. He is a Spanish Impressionist artist. He is still alive and painting well. I think he has about 150 something paintings. From his work, I found that ,at least, 46 of his paintings were 5 stars worthy. Thus, here we have the first batch of 5 stars worthy Impressionistic paintings.
Before I rate these paintings I want to explain Impressionism. Impressionism is the study of light and its effect on colors. All that matter is that the paintings look shinny and they give you the flashing impression of something or someone. The first painting shows two cute ladies. One has a song book, while the other has a guitar. The light falling upon the maidens gives them a lovely rosy warm color. Both cuties, of Jose Royo deserve 5 stars rating.
This painting whose title alludes me is really pretty. She is in a side profile. The fan has dancing maiden painted on it. Her posture is quite graceful. The light is coming from above. It is focused on her face. This pretty Lady of Jose Royo deserves 5 stars rating.
This painting is called Pink. I think it was mistranslated. Methinks, the true title was Rosa as in Rose. Regardless, this impressionism painting showcases the colors red and pink. There is back lighting in this painting. The shadows on this tanned maiden's face gives her a warm reddish glow. She came out looking really pretty. In any case, this lovely painting of Jose Royo deserves 5 stars rating.
Here is yet another darling maiden. I really do like this pretty Impressionism painting. I do not know what is the name of this painting. The light source comes from Royo's signature. 5 stars for Jose Royo.
This painting is called La buena Fortuna or The Good Fortune. This painting features a gypsy. The tarot card she holds, represents Good Fortune: Good Monetary fortune. Like most gypsies, she is wearing a very hot attire. To spice things up, Royo made her clothing of strong reds and orange colors. Her odd necklace is also a talisman for cursing people. Its a standard issue among all gypsies. Normally, the Card is shown either upside down, or upside up. This Fortune card is side way. We have yet to tell if the Good Fortune is going to be received or taken. This painting holds many mysteries. In any case, this lovely impressionism painting of Jose Royo deserves 5 stars rating.
This side profile is called Maria. It simply shows the beauty of the model called Maria. As usual, this model has rose on her hair.
This painting is called Mirame or Look at Me. Judging by her sad expression, the lover of this maiden has abandon her. She is saying "Look at me". She wants her lover to see how sad he has left her. She holds the flowers he brought her. That is all that is left of her beloved. This painting has a spotlight effect. It forces the viewer to look at this sad maiden. In any case, lovely Impressionistic painting of Jose Royo is 5 stars worthy.
This painting is called memory. This maiden is in a thinking pose. Judging by the flower in the basin, this maiden is remembering her lost love. She has some of the roses on her hair. This pretty lovesick maiden of Jose Royo is 5 stars worthy.
This painting is simple enough. Here we see a lovely serene maiden. She is very beautiful. She is sitting in a garden. She is gazing upon some pink flowers. 5 stars for Royo.
This painting is about this maiden's golden veil. She is using it to cover her shoulders. As usual, this maiden has a bouquet of flowers. The light source is falling on her shoulder, illuminating the golden veil as well. 5 star for Jose Royo.
This painting is called among the blues. Its just about the color blue. In the center, a maiden is complimenting the background. There is a lovely flow in the background. The maiden's ribbons imitate the energy of the background. Her pose bears reminiscence of the start of a dance. This maiden is dancing to the sound of the blue music around her. I think that is everything worth mentioning. 5 stars for this pretty impressionism painting of Jose Royo.
This painting is a portrait of sorts. Its focuses on the model Laura. She is simply striking a pose. She came out looking pretty cute. 5 stars.
This painting features a maiden playing a lyre. She is also singing. Playing music is a private matter. It is an intimate creative processor. At least it used to be... meaningful, until money got shoved in the middle. Oh well... 5 stars.
In this painting, the maiden is reading a magazine while toning her guitar. Pretty neat, if you like a lot. 5 stars for Jose Royo.
Here is a pretty Spanish model. She is striking a pose. She is dressed like a gypsy maiden. Gypsy women represent the ideal natural beauty in Spain. She is like the wild roses she has collected. This maiden is also striking a dance pose. The fan is part of her dance. The light source comes from the top right of the painting. I think that is everything worth mentioning. 5 stars rating for this Jose Royo painting.
This maiden is thinking of her lover. She was looking at the flowers. However, her thoughts have just been interrupted. She is looking at someone behind her, who has just entered. She is sitting before an opened window. The light is falling over the flower basin. 5 stars for this pretty darling of Jose Royo.
This painting features the Side profile of this maiden. Her hairdo is really pretty. I like the flow of the blue background. It gives a lot of motion to this still painting. The light source is falling directly on her side profile. It illuminates her face and bare shoulder. This impressive impressionism painting is 5 stars worthy.
This lovely maiden is giving a reverence. She is showing off her lovely beauty. Her hair is decorated by roses. Her white dress seems to be made of the white background It is shinny and glimmering, very pretty. Truly, this pretty Impressionist painting of Jose Royo deserves 5 stars rating.
That blue background looks like a blue flame. The pink fan is a lovely detail. Her pose is really pretty. 5 stars for Jose Royo.
This maiden is succulent, just like the apple. She is ripe, ready for the taking. Any painting with an apple, refers to the original sin, the sin that brought us all to existence. Pretty hot if you ask me. The light source falls on both the maiden and the apple. I think that is everything worth mentioning. 5 stars for this wonderful painting.
This painting is about this maiden's colorful shawl. Those red colors are really pretty. 5 stars for Jose Royo.
This is the last painting for now. It features a yellow umbrella. The little girl is wearing a lovely pink dress. Her hair is flowing in the wind. Her little hat compliments well the yellow umbrella. The pink flowers were set to match the colors of her dress. The blueish background makes her stick out a lot in the painting. It makes her look more 3D. This last painting also deserves 5 stars, but you already know that. I have another Jose Royo blog planned for the future. I am certain that you will like his Impressionistic paintings a lot.