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[teacherartexchange] Armando Reverón - Museum of Modern Art - online presentation


From: Judy Decker (judy.decker_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Feb 16 2007 - 07:47:36 PST

Dear Art Educators,

I know I posted Armando Reverón before (from New York Times article).
The special feature on Museum of Modern Art web site is featured in
Scout Report.

Site does have some nudes (in figures section) - so use with mature students.

16. Armando Reverón

Armando Reverón (1889 - 1954) was an artist who only became known in his
native Venezuela in the 1950s, shortly before his death, and has remained
largely unknown outside of Latin America. In fact, the current Armando
Reverón exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art is the first retrospective of
his work in a North American museum. The accompanying Web site is organized
into 8 sections providing examples of his landscape and figurative
paintings, painted both from models and life size dolls. There are also
images of the dolls that Reverón created to be the subjects of his painting,
and three self-portraits, 2 of which show Reverón with his dolls. Many of
his paintings were done on untreated burlap, and, especially in his
landscapes, the paint sinks into the fabric to become ghostly and almost
invisible; in "Hija del Sol", 1933 it is possible to see printing that
was on the burlap before it was painted. The website also includes pictures
of El Castillette, the compound Reverón constructed and lived in for most of
his life, near the town of Macuto on the Caribbean Coast. El Castillette
became the Museo Armando Reverón in 1974, but was washed away in a mudslide
in 1999. [DS - review by Debra Shapiro]

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