Saturday in the Museum with Amanda

Image: Amanda de Leon, The Papaya Tree.

For our Saturday art post we stumbled across this piece in our scouring the interwebs. We have been focused this year on the subject of where food comes from. Pondering Frida Kahlo’s still life paintings of summer’s bounty and the contrasting price of those fruits in certain parts of the world, led us to a painting of a papaya tree. (But not before a rabbit hole that led to discovering an opera about Kahlo tied to her cooking, and a recipe for her mole).

There is little information about Amanda de Leon, the artist of this piece, other than she was Spanish and lived from 1908 to 1990. This painting is undated and appears to be in the collection of the Glasgow Museums.


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