The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Wednesday, October 18, 2017


Venezuela art exhibit focuses on Hugo Chavez
A woman visits the exhibition on Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez titled "Chavez Vive y Vencera" (Chavez Lives and Will Overcome), in Caracas on January 17, 2013. Chavez remains gravely ill in a Havana hospital some five weeks after complications arose during his fourth round of cancer surgery. AFP PHOTO/Leo RAMIREZ.


CARACAS.- A group of Venezuelan artists has contributed paintings of President Hugo Chavez for a new government-organized exhibit dedicated to the ailing leader.

The exhibit includes portraits of Chavez with his daughters and his mother, as well as a painting of a saluting Chavez superimposed on a map of South America.

The exhibit is titled "Chavez Lives and Will Prevail." Museum director Lidoska Pirela said a group of artists decided to show their work to both honor Chavez and wish him well in his struggle with cancer.

The exhibit opened Wednesday in the Caracas Museum located in city mayor's office and will be on display for two weeks.

The 23 works are mostly paintings but also include two photographs.

One work depicts Chavez's face painted with an indigenous-style design. Another painting features a white horse and an image of a young Chavez wearing his signature red beret when, as an army paratroop commander, he led a failed coup attempt in 1992.

"It speaks to all the periods of Chavez," said Maritza Gonzalez, one of those who visited the exhibit on Thursday.

The 58-year-old president has been fighting an unspecified type of pelvic cancer and remains in Cuba more than five weeks after he underwent surgery. He hasn't spoken or appeared publicly since the operation.


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.






Today's News

January 18, 2013

Kunsthaus Zürich presents newly restored version of Ferdinand Hodler's "The Truth"

A rare English aristocratic collection of French Impressionist & Modern Art to be offered at Sotheby's

Newseum and Hirshhorn celebrate freedom with three-night projection of the art and words of Ai Weiwei

Ancient church frescoes created by renowned icon painter Onufri stolen in Albania

NJ collector outbids heavy hitters, pays $1.2M for Metropolis poster group in courtroom auction

Holly Hotchner to step down as Director of the Museum of Arts and Design

Smithsonian reopens historic Arts and Industries Building with new innovation pavilion

Timothy Taylor Gallery in London opens its third exhibition with British artist Fiona Rae

Exhibition of new paintings by A.R. Penck on view at Michael Werner Gallery

Art Nouveau and Modern fine art, Decorative art and African art in dialogue at Allan Stone Gallery

Jennifer and David Stockman endow position of Chief Curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation

Exhibition of a suite of drawings by Don Bachardy opens at Cheim & Read in New York

Julie Nester Gallery opens exhibition of work by Tim Hetherington, who was tragically killed in Libya

Bernarducci Meisel Gallery opens exhibition featuring a wide array of artists

Christopher Mir's first solo exhibition with Benrimon Contemporary opens in New York

History vs. history as China plans to rebuild past

Charles Lutz's investigation into the value structures of American identity on view at C24 Gallery

Exhibition celebrates recent major sculpture acquisition at Vanderbilt University

Curt Schilling's bloody sock going up for auction

Venezuela art exhibit focuses on Hugo Chavez

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- $37.7 million bowl sets Chinese ceramic auction record at Sotheby's Hong Kong

2.- Major new show at Picasso Museum focuses on pivotal year in Picasso's life and work

3.- 63 Dutch Masters return home to Holland for an exhibition at the Hermitage Amsterdam

4.- Exhibition reveals new insights into Renoir's celebrated "Luncheon of the Boating Party"

5.- Nazi-looted Pissarro painting at centre of legal tussle

6.- The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art presents 'Lines of Inquiry: Learning from Rembrandt's Etchings'

7.- Pristine Hermès Himalayan Gris Cendre Birkin bag sells for $112,500 at Heritage Auctions

8.- Tom Petty, heartland rocker with dark streak, dead at 66

9.- Exhibition presenting the art of Marcel Duchamp and Salvador Dalí opens in London

10.- Private collectors using online appraisal platform to get multiple estimates from top auction houses



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez


Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful