The Art of Juan Manuel Blanes
ISBN10: 1879128098 ISBN13: 9781879128095 Publisher: Univ of Washington Pr Published: Jan 1 1997 Weight: 3.25lbs. Height: 11.00" Width: 8.75" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
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 the 1860s.
Blanes's 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.