Gossips and iguanas / Chismosas e iguanas

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There was a lot of exceptional artwork at Museo Ralli in Marbella — oils, acrylics, tempera, prints — but I think Lulu, San Geraldo, and I were most taken by the life-size sculptures on the lower level.

Había muchas obras de arte excepcionales en el Museo Ralli de Marbella (óleos, acrílicos, témperas, grabados), pero creo que Lulu, San Geraldo y yo quedamos cautivados por las esculturas de tamaño natural del nivel inferior.

• “The gossips.” Mario Aguirre Roa, Mexico, 1991. The middle person is naked. And they still found someone else to gossip about.
• “Las chismosas.” La persona del medio está desnuda. Y todavía encontraron a alguien más sobre quien chismear.
• “Chair with Mirror.” Mario Aguirre Roa, Mexico, 1994.
• “Silla con espejo.”
• “Seller of jugs.” Mario Aguirre Roa, Mexico, 1995.
• “Vendedora de jarros.”
“Nude dialogue.” Mario Aguirre Roa, Mexico, 1991.
• “Diálogo desnudo.”
• “Combing her daughter’s hair.” Gerardo Quiroz, Mexico, 1992.
• “Peinando a su hija.”
• “Dialogue with the iguana.” Gerardo Quiroz, Mexico.
• “Diálogo con la iguana.”

Author: Moving with Mitchell

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24 thoughts on “Gossips and iguanas / Chismosas e iguanas”

  1. I don’t mean this to sound as trite as it does, but: Isn’t art wonderful?
    Art and music bring so much to our lives. How fortunate we are to be living in a time when we can go to places to see all kinds of art, and access whatever kind of music we like, pretty much wherever we are … imagine the life of the peasants in medieval days, with no soothing or inspiring music to hear or art to see.

    1. Debra:
      I’m sorry I didn’t get better shots of the iguana. I had such a good time in that gallery and could have spent hours.

    1. David:
      It must be because of all those scary dinosaur films that used iguanas. One Million Years BC comes to mind.

    1. Steve:
      nd that, my son, is why iguanas have no external ears. The first iguana must have taken that expression literally.

  2. I immediately wondered why one woman was naked! “They still found someone else to gossip about” made me laugh.

    Also, I had to “log in through Facebook” not to comment anonymously, and I’m still not sure this comment is going to post under my name. Is WordPress acting weird for anyone else?


    1. Jennier:
      I recently updated my IOS and browser releases, which restored some of the original settings, which gave me commenting problems on other blogs again. I think I’ve cleaned it all up… again.

    1. Tundra Bunny:
      I wish I had taken some good shots of just the iguana. I love the Seller of Jugs.

    1. Urpso:
      I did notice their parts were missing. My grandfather never talked about art … or naked women.

  3. “The middle person is naked. And they still found someone else to gossip about.” Ha! Good one, Mitchell.

    Note the iguana looking up at that woman. She said something that’s got its attention.

    1. Walt the Fourth:
      And iguana agree with you. The iguana that posed for the sculpture had a reptile dysfunction.

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