As a baroquist, John O’Brien’s work is deeply rooted in the culture of Spain.
The painting, called The King in the Woods, was made in 1798 by Spanish artist Pablo Picasso.
In the painting, a young boy is playing with a ball, as the Spanish Civil War approaches.
The boy then, like so many of his peers, becomes a soldier and eventually leads a band of rebels to a castle where he is kidnapped.
O’Briens work was so popular that he became an international sensation, making his name painting iconic landscapes, landscapes and portraits.
But it was his portrayal of the young boy in The King In The Woods that really stood out to his peers and fans.
“The story is told through the eyes of the boy, which is something that was very common in his time,” said O’Connor.
“We’re not seeing a young person and seeing his father as an actor or a hero.
We’re seeing him as an ordinary boy, who is at war.
It’s a very complex story.”
O’Brien said the painting is more of a story about how the Spanish civil war was really about family and freedom and that it was a message for all who would go through the same.
A Spanish Civil war painting in front of the Imperial Palace in Madrid, Spain.
(Getty Images/Ricardo Aragón) “In the painting you see his father, his brother, his mother, his aunt, his uncle, his brothers and sisters,” O’Conner said.
“In this sense, it’s a family story.”
O’Connell said that in the painting he tried to capture a little bit of that story, something that would resonate with his peers who went through the conflict in the early 20th century.
“It’s an amazing portrait of a boy who is so vulnerable,” he said.
John O’Brabway, the associate of arts director for the University of Toronto, said he found O’Reilly’s work in the archives and was amazed by its quality.
The painting of The King Is In The Water by Pablo Picasa, depicting a boy playing with the ball in the Spanish countryside.
(AP/The Metropolitan Museum of Art)”There’s a lot of depth here,” he told CBC News.
“I think it’s very, very important to understand that there were these things going on in Spain, and we know that they weren’t necessarily just about freedom and independence.
They were about family.”
OReilly said he’s hoping to be able to show his paintings in museums around the world in the coming years.