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FERNANDO VIGNOLI (1960/2016), BRAZILIAN EXPRESSIONIST PAINTER – Painting doors, walls and water

SHADES OF EXPRESSIONISM, SURREALISM AND POP ART FERNANDO VIGNOLI 1/3 – The artist, professionally known as Vignoli, was a Brazilian painter and sculptor and was born in Belo Horizonte in 1960. He loved to associate his works with Expressionism and Realism and loved to associate shades of Italian metaphysical painting. He graduated in Visual Communication at the School of Visual …

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ANTONIO BANDEIRA (1922/1967), BRAZILIAN VISUAL PAINTER – “Never start paint paintings”

LYRICAL ABSTRACTION IN PAINTINGS ANTONIO BANDEIRA 1/3 – He was born in Ceará (Fortaleza) in 1922 and became famous visual artist. He is considered one of the ten great Brazilian painters, certainly the greatest of his generation. He has had several exhibitions, galleries and museums (including the Museu de Arte Contemporânea from the Universidade de Sao Paulo. In 2011 his …

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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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HEITOR DOS PRAZERES (1898/1966), BRAZILIAN PRIMITIVIST PAINTER – His life as a painter and samba musician

WHEN PAINTING AND MUSIC ARE PARTS OF LIFE HEITOR DOS PRAZERES 1/3 – He was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1898 and there he also died in 1966. He was the son of a clarinetist and a dressmaker and became father-in-law at the age 7. At the age 12, he worked as a shoe shaker and shaggy, but his …

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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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