Profiled face of young of white complexion, copious eyebrows, long hair and attire related to Renaissance style. A portrait of Admiral Christopher Columbus is presumed.
Luis Oscar Romero is not well known in his homeland since most of his production was done in the distant, turbulent and competitive city of New York. His art studies began at an early age in his hometown, in the academy of San Rafael, founded by young artists from Puerto Plata.
Portrait of the Dominican poet Tomás Hernández Franco, with hat, glasses, pipe and glass in his hand, in a gesture of toast, made with cubist tendencies, in earth tones, balanced with green and orange spots.
Jaime Colson, Painter, was born in the city of Puerto Plata on January 13 1901 and died in 1975. From his earliest childhood his spirit and his actions gradually inclined towards the arts. While still very young he studied in the area of Plastic Arts in Barcelona, Spain.
Painter belonging to the generation of 1930, he carried out his artistic and formal studies in Santiago de los Caballeros, where he trained as a teacher, draftsman and painter. In the last two specialties he receives instructions from Juan Bautista Gómez, at his Drawing and Painting Academy established in Santiago from 1920. Along with Bautista and Yoryi Morel, Izquierdo is considered one of the main exponents of the School of Santiago.
This artist develops a theme deeply linked to the region and its traditions, heritages and customs, in an attempt to document them and bequeath them to later generations. In another order, cultivate the portrait. Since its founding and for many years, he was a professor of drawing and painting at the Municipal School of Fine Arts, where he trains many artists from the province. In addition to a distinguished educator and long-career painter, Izquierdo stands out for his community work in his hometown.
Floral nature is inscribed in the still life or still life genre, of great tradition for the history of art. The painting presents a set of pink, white and red flowers on a brown background. This is a singular piece in the production of Izquierdo, whose most frequent themes are focused on highlighting the habitat and the city and rural traditions. Contrary to most of his work, which reflects an open, direct and rational approach to local spaces and characters, this piece shows an intimate and delicate look at a segment of reality.
He was born in Santo Domingo, in 1891 and died in 1986. God his first steps in the art of the hand of the teacher Abelardo Rodriguez Urdaneta. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts of Santiago de Cuba and the Art Students League of New York. His works were exhibited in Mexico, the United States, Cuba and Santo Domingo. For a long time he directed his own drawing and painting academy, in which many painters of national renown were trained. She worked as a teacher at the National School of Fine Arts. A painting of his was awarded in the First Biennial held in the country, in 1942. She is considered one of the most important academics in national plastic arts.
Doña Celeste Woss and Gil showed elegance and solidity in the strokes. The physiognomy of their figures, they run in complete colloquial spaces and in turns of free movements. The human interiorization of many of the characters that he symbolized in his canvases, have the characteristic of contrasts in relation to their environment and temperament. The plastic values in the painting are distinguished by design and expression. His workshop was located on Luperón Street, in the city of Santo Domingo, he painted regularly, nudes of men and women. His work is abundant, but rarely sold his works.
The German artist George Hausdorf arrived in the Dominican Republic at 1939, fleeing the persecutions of World War II. Hausdorf, a painter with great academic and technical expertise, was very impressed by the new reality he faced in the country and began a process of research and travel throughout the territory. Some specialists understand these explorations as attempts almost of sociological or taxonomic order, because the artist devoted himself to analyze the most common national types and characters. These were his way to represent the new environments and characters he was discovering. The Dominican landscapes, but even more the forms of life, were essential elements for this creator, who maintained his European resources and techniques and applied them to this new reality.
In Landscape with palm trees and peasants, Hausdorf represents the space from the point of view of the exuberance and the extension of rural landscapes. It shows, in perspective, a road with some peasants riding, flanked by palm trees and vegetation. Once again, reformulate, from the European academic techniques, the experience of the Dominican landscape and people
Localism and intimacy seem to be the basic coordinates of his artistic work. His painting is characterized by a tight and environmental realism. It uses a range of colors, where gray, red, green and blue appear degraded in a nuanced and sober way. It is a painting that rests on two compartments: academic portraits and landscapes with conventional details. Its incisive realism allows the viewer to delight in the metaphor of the color he manages to print to his marinas, in a placid and serene way.
Painter. He was born in Montecristi, a border city located in the northwest of the country, in the 1931 year and died in Santo Domingo, in 1996. Study at the National School of Fine Arts (1953-1957). Very Young moves to the United States and Europe where he continues his studies, graduating finally in the Academy of San Fernando, of Madrid. His foray into drawing and watercolor credits him as a magnificent artist. He showed exceptional conditions in the difficult art of the mural. He participated in several group exhibitions both in the country and abroad. His works are in private collections in the United States, Panama, Honduras, Venezuela, Colombia, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Peru, Spain, Puerto Rico, Germany, France and Japan.
Black and white photography with the portrait of a girl from a rural community called Tireo (municipal district of Constanza, La Vega). The composition arranged vertically, shows a girl of approximately two years of age in a relaxed posture, free of all rigidity, behind a metal mesh. The illumination highlights the hands apprehended to the network and the face of expressive look. These elements mark specific visual points that show the interest of the artist in the structuring of the spaces and the analytical study of the elements present in the composition.
Additional note: The photographic image was taken with a RICOHFLEX camera, a Ricoh F.3.5 lens was used, the exposure 1/30 second f: 4, the lighting corresponds to that existing inside. Kodak Verichrome Pan 120 film was used. Normal development on Kodak Microdol. Development of the copy: Dektol and Fixer fixed with hardener.
Gestural drawing in which the representation of a human figure can be seen in the central part.
This study for a drawing made in cardboard reflects the interest of José Cestero for the characters he portrays. It shows a character sitting in the center of the composition with the inscription in the upper left that reads: "Study for fantastic figure in interior". The delicacy of its line and the subtle stains of color add to this vision of the author's portrait. The artist combines an ocher atmosphere granted by the work's own support, the blacks and grays and whites that define the figure alone.
In yellowish tones and pasted with matter, the half-length portrait of the painter, with elongated physiognomy, next to a glass.
Orlando Menicucci was born in Santiago de los Caballeros, on January 30, 1949. He received guidance from Yoryi Morel, Federico Izquierdo, Arq. Camarena and Dr. Carlos Dobal. He was a founding member of the Friordano Group, with whom he made 13 exhibitions. He has had four individual exhibitions in the country: in the Modern Art Gallery, in the Rosa Maria Art room, in the volunteer work of Las Casas Reales, in the Dante Alighieri society, the latter in Mexico City. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions abroad, in Mexico City, in the VII International Painting Festival in Cagnes-Sur-Mer, France in the Ibero-American Exhibition presented in the Villa of Madrid, as well as in Panama, Michigan, Sao Paulo and Brazil, among others. He has received awards and distinctions, such as: First Prize for Painting at the XIII Biennial of Plastic Arts in 1974. Second Prize for Painting at the IV International Biennial of Ibiza, Spain in 1970. Second recognition International August Salon, of the Art Museum contemporary from Bogotá, Colombia, in 1978. The abstractionism in Menicucci's work contains a catharsis of intimate vision. The metamorphosis of forms, in transparent touches of yellow, green, orange and pink, brings the viewer closer to a world in constant boiling and abstract forms, to life itself in its specific need for transformation and search for the promised truth.
From a very early age he dedicated himself and specialized in classic works and costumbristas. I make pictorial exhibitions, both in the Dominican Republic and abroad; He served as a diplomat for several years, had the opportunity to study and scrutinize the works of classical painters who are in places such as New York, London, Paris, Florence, Rome, Madrid and the Andalusian provinces. Miguel de Moya was self-taught and began painting with pastel works that, as is well known, are made with exquisite polychrome pencils and with which I perform works that are highly sought after and not easily executed.
Later he devoted himself to oil because of the great demand that was made of this technique. The issues that I deal with Moya are of a deep social content, that is, it was a manners that collected various aspects of our population more humble and modest, having excelled in the execution of works of characters of advanced age. Among the most important works carried out by him, it is known to make an oil painting of "Our Lady of Altagracia", which was requested by the Altagraciana Society of Santo Domingo, which was then transported in mosaic tiles in Milan, Italy and now It is located in the Cathedral of Nazareth, forming part of the Virgin Mary donated by different countries of America and Europe. It is also worth mentioning the execution of an oil painting of 5X7 ½ feet, which is currently part of the existing decorations in the dining room of the National Palace of the Dominican Republic. When he retired from his position as ambassador attached to the Foreign Ministry, he dedicated himself body and soul to his works, which are fortunately sought after by foreign native collectors.
On a blue background composed of sea and sky, Yoryi Morel portrays a sailor with a pipe in his mouth and the rudder of the boat.
Yoryi Morel introduces the theme of popular characters, workers and distinctive figures of a way of life from very early in his career. This type of portrait work reveals the complexity and multiple aspects of the relationship between the artist and his subjects. His portraits, in some cases influenced in the treatment of light and space by more traditional and academic tendencies, captured the soul and essence of his subjects. And although he made numerous commissioned portraits, he also characterized himself by painting over and over again popular characters whom he felt close to or understood as countrymen. And in these, the affective proximity to their models is clearly reflected in the pictorial product.
Portrait disheveled and perplexed by the painter Daniel Henriquez, as the author caught it in spontaneous execution.
Danilo De Los Santos, native of Puerto Plata, grows and forms in Santiago de los Caballeros. He studied at the Local School of Fine Arts, after receiving the first orientation of the painter Mario Grullón. At the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, she holds a bachelor's degree in Education, doing postgraduate studies at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras campus. At the Latin American and Caribbean Center of Agents for Cultural Development (CLACDEC) of Caracas, Venezuela, he attends a course on Cultural Management. He was co-founder of the Friordano Group, Member of the Committee of Cultural Extension of the PUCMM, where he worked for 20 years (1969-1989), reaching the teaching degree of Associate Professor and occupying the direction of the Departments of Art and Culture, Publications and of History and Geography. He is the author of numerous texts of art and history, including "Painting in the Dominican Society" (1978), "Annotations of a Young Painter" (1979) and "The Painters of Santiago" (1970). During the years 1981-1985 wrote about visual arts, in the Isla Abierta Supplement of the newspaper Hoy, collaborating later in other newspapers and specialized magazines. At 1993, he was part of a team sponsored by the Paul Getty Foundation of California, United States, to carry out the research "Dominican and Haitian, Parallel Art in a Caribbean Territory". Active artist, known by the name of Danicel, recording in his career more than 20 personal exhibitions and appearing in important collective exhibitions held in the country and abroad. He has won prizes and awards. In 1970, award in Painting (VI Art Contest E. León Jimenes). In 1992, awards in Drawing and Installation (XIII National Biennial). In 1994, recognition in Sculpture (XIX National Biennial). In this last year the Cultural Society Lovers of the Light awarded him the National Art Medal. He has attended as a guest to artistic colloquiums and socio-cultural animation. He has been a member of different juries of biennials and national competitions, performing as curator of artistic exhibitions.
Photographic portrait of the santiaguense painter Yoryi Morel, captured in profile, with glasses.
Marcel Morel, photographer, was born in Santiago de los Caballeros in the 1955. Of medical profession. He obtained honorable mention in the V National Photography Competition Thursday 68 in 1973. Join that group in that same year. Gets the Grand Prize in the contest "Dominican Woman" sponsored by the French Alliance of Santiago. Second Photography Prize of the House of Spain, 1975. First Prize in the human subject, contest sponsored by the Tabacalera Company, in 1977. Make an individual exhibition at the Museum of Las Casas Reales.
The work is worked in contrasting shades of blues and oranges, characteristic style of Candido Bidó, both in colors and features. It excels, in a close-up, a female figure with a hat and birds around it. In the bluish background the sun shines timidly at the upper end.
The work of Cándido Bidó is full of characters and scenes that represent the distinctive Dominican, characteristics of rural life. Likewise, his pictorial works endorse the spaces that these characters inhabit. The countryside, fauna, and flora of these rural spaces are constant elements of his paintings.
With an energetic and gestural brushstroke, Guillo Pérez depicts a nocturnal landscape with attractive chromatic contrasts. In front of the house three tilted houses, on the left a palisade at ground level and at the end, a dense palm grove. Yellow, red, green and blue chromatisms define the landscape.
Pérez is studying at the School of Fine Arts of Santiago de los Caballeros, in 1950. At the beginning of his career he used the languages of abstraction and later he assumed figuration as an expressive way.
He was born in the city of Santiago de los Caballeros, in 1936 and died in Santo Domingo, in 1987. In his native city he received his first artistic orientations from the painter Negro Disla. In 1954 he arrives in the city of Santo Domingo and studies at the National School of Fine Arts for four years, under the direction of Gilberto Hernandez Ortega, Yoryi Morel, Jose Gausasch and Jose Vela Zanetti.
In 1962 he moved to New York for five years, continuing his artistic activities in that city. He had exhibitions both nationally and internationally. In 1983 he won second prize in painting, in the Annual Contest of E. Leon Jimenes. His works, his strong tendency of manners and vibrant and deep colors are found in private collections, both in the country and in the United States and Venezuela.
Large-format painting consisting of three panels of equal size and a fine texture over the entire surface. In it, the theme of the social diaspora is addressed by incorporating symbolic elements related to a specific and contemporary migratory experience. The three panels that make up the work are differentiated by different shades in the background of each one of them. In the first of the three areas, shades of dark blue predominate in the background, over which an airplane appears flying from left to right. The second contains on a whitish background many black hearts scattered around a crown of thorns with spirals inside and a loop towards the lower end. The crown breaks the upper margin of the panel and is located on a centralized cup. The third zone is defined by shades of reddish brown and features the silhouette of a traveler in profile next to suitcases, sealants and a white palm. The images that make up this work highlight the incessant adversity, elucidate the obsessive and recurrent hopes as a consequence of the Dominican migratory phenomenon in its various stages of preparations, departure, travel and arrival. In the work the denotative meanings of the migratory movement are expanded, acquiring the value of an initiative, existential, political or metaphysical journey.
Details of the artist and his work: Tony Capellán was born in Tamboril in 1955. He studied advertising arts at the School of Arts of the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo and at the Art Student League of New York. He is a multidisciplinary artist with mastery of various means of artistic expression, among which engraving, drawing, painting, sculpture and installation stand out. To carry out three-dimensional works, he uses objects from daily life and sometimes solid waste that he collects at the mouths of rivers, streams and coasts. With the use of these materials, he incorporates in his works a dramatic load of political and social reflection that is inquisitive, sharp and cutting, like the reality it reveals, and whose axis always revolves somehow around the Caribbean as a space of flow and reflux, waste vortex. His pieces deal with the anguish and pain of reality, hunger, poverty, the exploitation of man in a region endowed with a natural environment (the sea, light, color) that paradoxically evokes the image of paradise. His works have been widely exhibited locally and internationally and obtained important recognitions, among which it is worth mentioning the 2nd place in the drawing category (1987 and 1992), the 1st place for sculpture (1990 and 1996) and awards in the XV editions ( 1994) and XVI (1996) of the Eduardo León Jimenes Art Contest.
This large-format photograph presents a muscular black young man almost completely undressed and bent, in a position to put on or take off short dark blue shorts. With an asymmetric composition, the body of the subject is trimmed at the level of the head and back, also showing a bed of grayish sand with scattered garbage. Through this character's approach in this context, Díaz intends to draw attention to issues related to ecological deterioration and the precarious existential conditions in today's society.
Polibio Díaz is an artist from Barahona who uses the photographic medium to recreate the social and human reality of the Dominican Republic, a portrait he often uses with intelligence and irony. Polibio Díaz is recognized because through his photographic work he examines these conditions of life of Dominicans. The Dominican coastal populations fully experience the condition of living on an island in the Caribbean and this situation determines many aspects of the life of its inhabitants.