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VENEZUELAN POETRY – Hanni Ossott, Everything and Nothing

She obtained José Antonio Ramos Sucre Prize and the Lazo Martí Prize, continuing to work as a literary translator and critic. Hanni Ossott was born in Caracas on February 14th, 1946, and the perception of that day accompanied her life as a Venezuelan poet, till the time she died in 2002. Graduated in 1975, she began to hold seminars at ...

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OSWALDO VIGAS (1923/2014), VENEZUELAN PAINTER – No matter what you use, as long as the expressive horizon is vast

SYNTHESIZING MODERN CURRENT PLASTIC CURRENCY WITH LATIN AMERICAN ROOTS OSWALDO VIGAS 1/3 – He was born in Valencia (Carabobo, Venezuela) in 1923, but his job varied between France and Venezuela. Venezuelan painter and muralist has originally been able to blend his Latin American roots with the artistic currents of his temporal horizon of life. He studied medicine, but his creative ...

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BRAULIO SALAZAR (1917/2008), VENEZUELAN PAINTER – From Realism to Cubism

THE LONG CREATIVE ROAD OF PAINTER WHO LOVED CARABOBO BRAULIO SALAZAR 1/3 – The Museum of Modern Art in his hometown takes his name. The child, who later became a plastic artist was born in Valencia (Carabobo, Venezuela), in a house at El Sol street (now Paez Street, two blocks from the Cabriales River) in 1917. Www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vmHTer3iQc He universalized his ...

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BARBARO RIVAS (1893/1967), VENEZUELAN PAINTER – Value of intuitive use of colors

PAINTING SYMBOLICALLY AND IRREVERENTLY BARBARO RIVAS 1/3 – He was born in Petare (Miranda, Venezuela), not attended school or even any painters’ shop, but grew up in the principles and practice of the Catholic faith. In 1925 he discovered passion for painting, realizing wall paintings for facades and vestibules of the city. Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haB91WjEN7c In 1934 he painted a lying Christ, ...

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ARTURO MICHELENA (1863/1898), VENEZUELAN PAINTER – Within short life, the product of great eclecticism

THE HISTORY OF NATION, DISTRIBUTING GOOD COLORS AND USING THE BEST LIGHT ARTURO MICHELENA 1/3 – In 1874, at the age of eleven, he made his first self-portrait. At age 12, he produced 10 illustrations for the book “Customs of Venezuela”. He – son of a painter – was born on north of Valencia (Carabobo, Venezuela) at the threshold of ...

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ANGEL RAMIRO SANCHEZ (1974), VENEZUELAN FIGURATIVE PAINTER – Telling human stories through five senses

WHEN PAINTINGS ELEVATE REALISM TO VISUAL POETRY ANGEL RAMIRO SANCHEZ 1/3 – He was born in Maracaibo in 1974, receiving for his extraordinary talent a musical education in Venezuela. Looking at his paintings you will see two countries – Venezuela and Italy, land where he was born and the one which formed him, because he studied at the Academy of ...

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VENEZUELAN ITINERARY TROUGH ART – Crossing Venezuela from Maracaibo to Petare

The intellectual property of the images that appear in this blog correspond to their authors. The sole purpose of this site, is to spread the knowledge of these painters and that other people enjoy their works.

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MEETING BENCHES /AUTHOR’S TRAVEL – Evolution of Mexican art from murals to surrealist art

As always, also for this occasion we recommend to buy something to read (possibly written by Mexican authors), during the long trip, which awaits us. We recommend a novel by Laura Esquivel and a poetic collection by Octavio Paz, two Mexicans, who will accompany you to be part of their land, even with words. Our travel through Mexico (1470 km ...

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MEXICAN LITERATURE – Like water for chocolate, novel by Laura Esquivel

Inside her novels she uses combines the supernatural with everyday life. Laura Esquivel is a Mexican writer and was born in Mexico City. She wrote works for children and film screenplay. Sweet as chocolate (“Como agua para chocolate”), her most famous novel in 1989 was filmed in 1992. In the novel, cuisine becomes the most important place of the houses, ...

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MEXICAN POETRY – Octavio Paz, intellectual dissident

He was convinced, that when a society is corrupts, it is the language which first imputes. For him, faith in poetic creation was a means of returning meaning to existence. Octavio Paz, one of the greatest Mexican intellectuals was born in Mexico City in 1914 and died in 1998. The award of the Nobel Prize for Literature has rewarded the ...

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