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The Art of Juan Manuel Blanes Octavio C. Assuncao

The Art of Juan Manuel Blanes

Octavio C. Assuncao

Published January 1st 1997
ISBN : 9781879128095
Paperback
212 pages
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This collection of five essays and a useful chronology focuses on the canvases of Juan Manuel Blanes, the first internationally renowned painter from Uruguay. Born in 1830, Blanes was self-taught until he refined his skills in Italy in theMoreThis collection of five essays and a useful chronology focuses on the canvases of Juan Manuel Blanes, the first internationally renowned painter from Uruguay. Born in 1830, Blanes was self-taught until he refined his skills in Italy in the 1860s.Blaness art illustrates Uruguayan society in all its splendor: portraits of gentlemen, ladies, and leaders- paintings of historical events- and his famous depictions of the gauchos. Blanes did more than simply portray his homeland, he helped create a national identity with his paintings, after the bloody Uruguayan civil war of 1839-1852.