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  • ICAA Record ID
    1165679
    AUTHOR
    Dávila, José Antonio, 1935-
    TITLE
    A propósito de personas, ámbitos, ventanas / José Antonio Davila
    IN
    José Antonio Dávila : personas, ámbitos y ventanas. -- Caracas, Venezuela : Arte Contacto Galería de Arte, 1976
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Book/pamphlet article – Interviews
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Dávila, José Antonio. "A propósito de personas, ámbitos y ventanas." In José Antonio Dávila: personas, ámbitos, ventanas. Caracas, Venezuela: Arte Contacto Galería de Arte, 1976.
    TOPIC DESCRIPTORS
Synopsis

José Antonio Dávila discusses the origin and nature of his recent work in his introductory essay for Personas, ámbitos y ventanas, his 1976 exhibition in Caracas. The Venezuelan artist mentions the work he produced in 1967 that, in a sense, launched his new stage in which he explores synthetic simplifications and forms. He also discusses the elements and forms that interest him because of their resonance with his memories of the past, and speaks frankly about his artistic concerns and his problem with painting, which interrupts his various periods, although it is also part of a whole evolutionary process.   

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In the introductory essay José Antonio Dávila (b. 1935) wrote for the exhibition Personas, ámbitos y ventanas (Caracas: Galería Arte Contacto, 1976) he confirms the bond between his ideas and painting. Dávila describes, step by step, how he develops his ideas and then expresses them on canvas. He clearly wants to show the public his most intimate self in dreams, ghosts, fear, and the images that marked him for life and led him to find his creative voice.

 

This essay is important because of its testimonial nature; the author describes his experiments and his explorations.

Researcher
Gabriela Quero
Team
Fundación Mercantil, Caracas, Venezuela
Location
CINAP. Centro de Informacion Nacional de Artes Plásticas. Galería de Arte Nacional, Plaza Los Museos, Los Caobos, Caracas.