Created on 13/05/2018 byRalRey
In Venezuela, May is a month of celebrations, a festive month. The traditional calendar of the Venezuelan festivities includes, among others, historical events such as the International Worker's Day, the Festival of the May Cross, the Day of the Plastic Artists and the Mother's Day celebrated on the second Sunday of the month (Today) . But in this my first article I will refer briefly to the celebration of the Day of the Plastic Artist.
He was elected on May 10 in homage to the birth of the Venezuelan painter Armando Reverón, known as the painter of light.
Armando Reverón was born in Caracas on May 10, 1889 and died on September 8, 1954. He studied and developed his artistic work between Spain, France and Venezuela. From 1921 he settled in Venezuela until the end of his days in a place in La Guaira, Vargas state, called Macuto, where he built his refuge, his home and workshop called by him "El Castillete" he shared with the love of his life , woman, companion and model, Juanita. For this reason, he is also known as the painter of La Guaira.
Reverón is considered one of the most outstanding painters of the 20th century. It counted on the admiration of great celebrities, among them Pablo Picasso.
He was part of the Círculo de Bellas Artes de Venezuela and to carry out his creative work he received inspiration from the beauty of the Venezuelan sea coast and the female nude. It has more than a hundred works to its credit, which have been distributed in different artistic periods: Blue Period, White Period and Sepia Period, taking into account the colors used in each stage.
If you want to know more about the life and work of this important and eccentric Venezuelan painter, know how he was physically, see and admire his paintings, you should look for information online, where you will surely find many and varied.
My purpose with this brief and superficial review is only to highlight the Day of the Plastic Artist as an event included in the calendar of Venezuelan festivities, in which, as a worker of the arts and as a cultural promoter, I participated. The article is illustrated with a painting of mine in large format made with acrylic on red cloth, whose central figure is the seabird called Pelicano and Alcatraz present on the coasts of the Venezuelan Caribbean. It is titled "Looking at the Caribbean"