Martín Rico at the Meadows Museum

Hurry, hurry! Impressions of Europe: Nineteenth-Century Vistas by Martín Rico ends on Sunday, July 7th. Rico was a prolific painter that was awarded grants to travel around Europe and paint in the late 1800s and early 1900s. He painted all over the European continent in the impressionist style. You can find more information on the exhibit and a brief biography of him HERE.

Following are a number of paintings of Rico’s on display at the Meadows Museum. I enjoyed Rico’s style and use of reflection in his works. Almost all of his paintings were his impressions of the landscape of Andalusia, Paris and surroundings, and Venice. Also, water was prevalent in almost every picture. Amazing to see were so many of his small sketchbooks with many of the paintings sketched out. Much of the detail work was also displayed from the original small sketchbooks.

The Meadows Museums is such a gem of a museum! There will only be a small exhibit shown at the Meadows after the Rico exhibit leaves until later in the fall.

Enjoy a small sampling of Rico’s works:

–Martín Rico y Ortega, View from the Casa de Campo, 1861. 28 x 37 cm.
Oil on canvas. Museo de la Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, Madrid.

 –Martín Rico y Ortega, Washerwomen at La Varenne, France, 1864-1866.
85 cm x 160 cm. Oil on canvas.Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid.

 –Martín Rico y Ortega, The Tower of Las Damas at the Alhambra, Granada, 1871.
Oil on canvas. Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid.

–Martín Rico y Ortega, The Waterseller. 1875. 21,8 x 35 cm. Oil on panel. 
Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid.

 –Martín Rico y Ortega, View of Paris from the Trocadero, 1883.
Oil on canvas. Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid.

–Martín Rico y Ortega, The School Patio, 1871.
Oil on canvas. Private collection, Madrid.

 –Martín Rico y Ortega, Santa Maria della Salute, 1902.
Oil on canvas. Private collection

Martín Rico y Ortega, A view of Palazzo Cavalli and Palazzo Barbaro on the Grand Canal, 1894. 81.2 × 130.8 cm (32 × 51.5 in). Oil on canvas. Private collection