Robert Motherwell was an American abstract expressionist painter and printmaker. Although his major works are paintings, he is also quite well known for his philosophical writings, having been a philosopher as well as an artist. Connecting the mind to the canvas was his passion.
The Elegy for the Spanish Republic # 34 is one of the many pieces in the series by the same name, considered to be his most significant work. The stark black against the washed colors creates visual impact.
These cards were sent to us in error, but we decided to keep them, as the black paint reminded us of the silhouettes of crows in flight. We have no way of knowing if this was his intention, but we decided to interpret his artwork in this manner as it was our first impression. As crows are known in many cultures to be protectors, we hope the Spanish Republic willing to accept our interpretation.