LULA CARDOSO AYRES (1910/1987), BRAZILIAN AVANTGARDE PAINTER – Birds, emus and bulls between Abstractism and Figurativism

MANY PATHS OF CREATIVITY LULA CARDOSO AYRES 1/3 – He was born in Recife in 1910, spending his childhood on family farm. Already at the age of 12, he began painting studies with a German painter, his fellow citizen. In 1925, he went to Paris, visiting museums and devoting himself to study various modern artistic trends. When five years later ...

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ALFREDO VOLPI (1896/1988), BRAZILIAN MODERNIST PAINTER – Being an Impressionist painter without knowledge about it

THINKING ONLY ABOUT THE LINE, SHAPE AND COLOR PROBLEM ALFREDO VOLPI 1/3 – He started painting when he was 12 years old, realizing naturalistic landscapes. He was born in Lucca (central Italy) in 1896, but grew up in Brazil and became one of the fathers of the local modernist movement. His artistic maturity had been influenced by the great landscape ...

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AUTHOR’S TRAVEL WITH MEETING BENCHES – Evolution of Venezuelan art, from the intuitive use of colors to figurative aesthetic

On the third trip of Christopher Columbus, on August 1, 1498, three sailing ships touched the coasts of the island of Trinidad. However, the name Venezuela was attributed to the Italian navigator Amerigo Vespucci, who year after sailed on the north coast of South America. Venezuela, a nation located north of South America, is a place full of beauty and ...

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VENEZUELAN LITERATURE – Contemplation, novel by Edgar Borges

Edgar Borges was born in Caracas and lives in Spain. In his novels, he tells stories of people, who are faced with their intimate reality. In his journalism, he assumes the role of articulator, pre-empting his own vision of reality. It’s literature of small spaces, where imagination moves within annoying realities. Contemplation (La Contemplación) is one of the most important ...

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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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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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