THIS FAT OLD LADY’S FAT FRIDAY – RICARDO MESA’S “LAS GORDAS”

Ricardo Mesa (1931-2000) was originally from Chile. 

He was a communist militant and active leader of university reform and was exiled to Spain in 1974. 

With that kind of background, I have to wonder at the creative source for his “Las Gordas” (the fat ladies) series in porcelain bisque.  I would love to know, but there is very little online about this artist.

These little ladies are a delight.

Every bit of them is round.  Every face is smiling and content with life as a fat lady. 

You just want to hold them and revel in their silky smoothness. 

There is not a hard edge to be found.

And each one looks (to me) to have been crafted with sheer delight and love.

Esta gorda vieja senora diga gracias.

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