By María José Monge, Curadora de Artes Visuales de los MBCCR
Oil on linen
No date (ca. 1960)
Flora Luján (1915-1979) is a Costa Rican artist whose short artistic life gave us an unparalleled body of works in her time.
Her still lifes, flowers, landscapes and domestic interiors are some of the details of daily life that the artist approached daringly, as expected of a character with a strong personality.
In this work, the vase triggers a pictorial explosion that borders on abstraction. The chromatic palette of whites and subdued hues, the density of the matter, the stain and the spontaneous graphic element present in her work heighten the work’s expressionism.
These traits are unusual in the work of a woman in the artistic field in mid-20th century Costa Rica.
How to cite this article
Monge Picado María José. (2014). Sin título. San José, Costa Rica: Fundación Museos del Banco Central. Available at: link