Friday, November 7, 2014

"Tovrea Dreams"


On the first of the month I featured another photo from Tovrea Castle, a Phoenix landmark.  I found this photo of a painting I saw in the lobby of a downtown office building.  I had forgotten that I took this shot last spring.  The painting is titled "Tovrea Dreams" by artist Rafael Navarro.  Navarro was born in Mexico City and moved to Phoenix in 1989.  He is a primarily self-taught artist who draws inspiration from Rene Magritte, Picasso, and Frida Kahlo.  I can certainly see hints of Magritte in this painting.  I am a fan of Magritte and am drawn to surreal paintings in general and since this one featured Tovrea Castle, it especially appealed to me.

14 comments:

Andy said...

Not only is Rafael a great artist but he also has a great imagination.

llandudnopictures said...

Very surreal!

Steve Reed said...

That's a very cool painting. Isn't it a Chinese or Japanese myth that the world is carried on the back of a turtle? Or maybe it's Native American. In any case I'm sure I've heard that before!

Birdman said...

Ah, the tortoise's back... slow and steady wins the race. Life is a balancing act too at times.

Judy said...

That is really a nice painting.

RedPat said...

I like this one a lot, Sharon!

William Kendall said...

Surreal indeed!

Catalyst/Taylor said...

Great painting!

cieldequimper said...

Sorry if I missed something in your previous posts, but is there a story with a turtle? Like a legend maybe?

Jack said...

A fascinating painting. There must be a tale about tortoises being referenced here.

Randy said...

Beautiful painting.

Thérèse said...

Excellent! Great idea and realization.

Kate said...

It is a different approach to the castle which makes it more appealing.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Loooooove it!