Two Sisters (1922/1922) by José María López MezquitaMuseo de Bellas Artes de Granada
López Mezquita created this painting in 1922 and it is considered one of the best portraits of Spanish painting from the beginning of the century.
The scene shows two single women in a bourgeois house. But if you look a little closer...
...the personality and drama of the two sisters can be uncovered.
At this time, being single was considered a social failure for women, so these two single women are seen to be resigned to the house, as it was the perfect, peaceful refuge for their solitude.
The calm atmosphere in the painting adds to this. Accentuated by the gray tones, a cold and calm atmosphere dominates the painting.