I watched many films over the holidays (the other activity aside from eating). Some of them for a second time. Vicky Christina Barcelona was one of them. Definitely one of my favourite films from 2008. Watching it again reminded me of how much I absolutely loved the paintings featured in the film. I had to find out who the artist was. I learned that it is Augusti Puig. He contributed his canvases and studio materials for the film even taught Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem his technique to prepare them for their roles. I love his enormous canvases of abstract expressionist paintings. I would love to own one!