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Armando Reverón

He was born on May 10th, 1889 (Caracas, Venezuela).

His work inspired by the beauty of the sea and the female nude, is recognized and valued in the country and Latin America to the point of being considered the best painter of the twentieth century.

He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Caracas, in Spain and France. From 1921 he settled in Macuto, Vargas state, where he did much of his work. His favorite subjects were the landscape and the female nude, was enthusiastic of French Impressionism and is deeply interested in the action of light on the forms. In time, Reverón evolved to abstraction and symbolism, and today is considered one of the best Venezuelan painters of the twentieth century.

He died on September 18th, 1954.(Caracas, Venezuela)

Principal Paints:

• La cueva (S/F). Óleo sobre tela 157 x 104 cm.

• Figura sentada (S/F). Tempera sobre papel 88 x 61,6 cm.

• Muchacha ante el espejo, (S/F). Carboncillo sobre papel 105 x 72 cm.

• Familia Rodríguez Zocca (1919). 85,5 x 66 cm.

• Procesión de la Virgen del Valle (1920).

• Fiesta en Caraballeda (1924). Óleo sobre lienzo. 67 x 95,5 cm.

• Cocoteros en la playa (1930).

• Paisaje de Macuto (1931). Óleo y temple sobre tela 64 x 53 cm.

• Juanita en traje de baño rojo (1934). Pintura al agua sobre papel adherido a cartón 114 x 79,9 cm.

• Juanita y el arriero (1934). Pigmento diluible al agua y caseína sobre cartón y madera 107 x 137,7 cm.

• Uveros (1934). Óleo sobre tela 53 x 64 cm.

• Desnudo (1934) Óleo y temple sobre arpillera 106 x 98 cm.

• Maja (1936). Tierra de color sobre coleto 105,2 x 141,5 cm.

• Maja criolla (1939).

• Autorretrato (1948). Tiza y carboncillo sobra manzonite 59 x 51cm.

• Dos figuras (1948). Carboncillo y tiza sobre papel 73 x 31,5 cm.

• Cruz de mayo (1948). Pintura al agua, grafito y carboncillo sobre papel 83 x 96,9 cm.

• Navidad de muñecas (1949). Creyón, tiza y carboncillo sobre papel 116,7 x 88 cm.

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