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date: 16 December 2019

Reverón, Armandolocked

(b Caracas, May 10, 1889; d Caracas, Sept 18, 1954).
  • Yasminy Pérez Silva

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(b Caracas, May 10, 1889; d Caracas, Sept 18, 1954).

Venezuelan painter. He studied under Antonio Herrera Toro at the Academia de Bellas Artes, Caracas (1908–1911). In 1911 Reverón obtained a scholarship from the Municipality of Caracas and went to Spain, where he studied at the Escola d’Arts i Oficis La Lonja in Barcelona (1911–1912) and at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, Madrid (1912–1913). After a brief journey to Caracas he returned to Europe and spent six months in Paris. The three main phases of Reverón’s work began with the so-called Blue Period (1912–1914), in which blue tones were predominant (e.g. Enrique Planchärt, 1912; Caracas, Col. Banco Cent. Venezuela); his landscapes were characterized by a dense and luminous impasto, and his female figures were swathed in a sensual, mysterious atmosphere reminiscent of Goya’s majas and of the work of Ignacio Zuloaga. In 1915 Reverón returned to Caracas to escape World War I and settled down there. Between ...

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