Peras al olmo/(Trying to get blood out of a stone)
Oil on canvas
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This is one of my first oil paintings and came to be out of recurring dissapointments at close interaction.
I thought of the Spanish saying “Don’t ask an elm for pears”, which is similar to “Trying to get blood out of a stone” .
So, I figured I could bring a pear to a park where there was an elm to hang it and take some pictures.
Apparently, the Greeks started using elms to hold vines, and became a common practice with the Romans. This expression in particular comes from a Latin poet.
So, if you found fruit on an elm, it could only be grapes.