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Honduran Painter –  Julio Visquerra

Honduran Painter, Julio Visquerra was born in 1943.

He arrived in Europe in the ’60s, after graduating from the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes in Honduras. In Spain, Barcelona he established his workplace and hub, from where he could travel to the neighboring countries, mainly France.

Visquerra’s mission in Europe was not to study more art, but to identify and be identified with the Renaissance realism, Baroque and Surrealism. He visited local museums, galleries and artist workshops regularly to achieve his goal.

On his return in 1988, his painting was already final, codified in theme and style “through the creation of images such as fruit or Mediterranean barroque flowers …” according to the historian Leticia Oyuela.

Below his masterpiece “Carnaval de Ceiba” (Ceiba is a city in the north coast of Honduras famous for its Carnaval):

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Honduran Artist – Gregorio Sabillon

Gregorio Sabillón was born in 1945. His works may be associated by location and language to the artist Julio Visquerra, as both went to Barcelona to learn the ways of Surrealism art style.

In 1971, three years after his arrival in Spain, his work seemed to express his true inspirations and ideas, as stated in the book Honduras: overview of his painting.

That year, his work took a major turn away from figuration, enough to provide an abstract painting, endowed with mysterious and delicate colors, a concept he followed until 1974.

After showing an inclination to the neofigurative branch at the end of the 70’s, he began creating works of art with a surrealism style, which is the artistic line he is currently focused in.

Below his masterpiece “Maternidad” which means Motherhood:


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