HELP! PAINTING BOUGHT ON A HUNCH! GOOD OR BAD PICK?

Discussion in 'Art' started by journeymagazine, Oct 9, 2019 at 12:53 PM.

  1. journeymagazine

    journeymagazine Well-Known Member

    I found this today while thrift store hunting. I saw it on the cart as it was brought out & immediately thought 'Latin American". When she set it down I scooped it up!
    I paused at the price though - $69 is a lot for this thrift store - and decided to look it up before buying it; but it turns out there are a lot of Ruiz in the art world!
    I also tried P. Uiz & got nothing BUT I did see something about Picasso's father painting & using the name P. Ruiz - so I'm not saying this is by Picasso's dad but could it be signed P. Ruiz & the artist didn't put the R in?
    And if that is a R not a P/with a period, can someone tell me who the artist was?
    Finally, please tell me this isn't a 'factory painting'?! I don't think they would make one with a mother breast feeding would they? And also because it (I thought) has ...something (it?) - the faces all looking the same or that all the women look sad (or at least not happy), made me think this painting was something different - and hopefully special.
    Thank you, I appreciate any help or thoughts.

    ART PAINTING RUIZ 1AA.JPG ART PAINTING RUIZ 2AA.JPG ART PAINTING RUIZ 2BAA_A.JPG ART PAINTING RUIZ 2BAAA.JPG ART PAINTING RUIZ 3AA.JPG
     
  2. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    I think your painting is by Ruiz with no "P".
     
  3. Silver Wolf

    Silver Wolf Well-Known Member

    i don't know who is ruiz:hilarious:,but i think this is good painting for decoration,and 50-60$ already good deal.I'm myself ever tried to do painting before so i appreciated about paintings:angelic: it's not easy to have good painting especially with oil kind,but the acrylic is easier than the oil,and this one i think it's acrylic,a professional can done this kind of painting maybe in 1day work or less,so i think 50-60$ still worth for it,imho...but let's hear what about the other says!
     
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  4. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    Looks like Ruiz to my eye and, yes, Latin American (which rules out Picasso's father.) Almost impossible to identify country I'd think. The only clues I see are the potatoes which are a staple in the Andean countries and the head wrap on figure in rear on left which might indicate African heritage. The faces look as if taken from Pre-Colombian Mexican art and the white hat may be a sombrero or something else. Dunno. Others may have ideas.

    Debora
     
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  5. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    I just wanted to add... Although I find this type of naive Latin American souvenir painting charming, in almost every instance it's impossible to identify the artist or even the culture. One problem is the Spanish-language doesn't have a lot of surnames (one reason people use both their father's and mother's) so a name like Ruiz is very common. And many countries share the same iconography.

    Debora
     
  6. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    The only thing that I suspect may point to a general region of CA/SA is the large display of bananas. Should be in a place where bananas are commonly grown - but that may not help much.
     
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  7. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    It has pineapples and avocados too, which doesn't help much. I'd be guessing Colombia.
     
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  8. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    Thanks for stating this. It's true.
     
  9. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    My guess is Venezuela, based on the hats. I know, not very exact.:rolleyes:
    Bananas and pineapples are also grown there.

    Venezuela:
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