Infanta by Kantor/Velázquez
|Diego Velázquez, Infanta Margarita Teresa in a Blue Dress, 1659, source: www.wikipedia.org, CC-BY 3.0 PL|
Kantor perceived Velazquez’s Infantas as Madonnas and relics. Dressed in a kind of costume, they hide their rickety bodies underneath. Kantor wrote about them:
“they persist vulnerable,
Shamelessly demonstrating to the public
their complete indifference.
Dummies of death
enclosed in cardboard boxes ...”
From the mid-1960s to 1990, Kantor created approx. 20 paintings and drawings with the Infanta motif.
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 T. Kantor, Pisma, vol. I: Metamorfozy. Teksty o latach 1934−1974, Wrocław 2005, p. 320.