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Armando Julio Reverón (May 10, 1889– September 18, 1954) was a modernist painter of the late 19th and early 20th century in Venezuela. Most of his work was inspired by the coast, landscape and peopleof Macuto, located in the central coast of Venezuela, and was characterized by his view and expression of the bright luminosity of the tropic.

Early life

Born in Caracas, Reverón was raised inValencia by a family of Canarian origin, the Rodríguez-Zucca's, who took care of him during his early childhood and sent him to the local Salesian school after his parents separated. His maternaluncle, Ricardo Montilla, who studied art in New York and started to teach him basic painting techniques. After he met a young painter, César Prieto, who convinced him to enroll in the Academia Nacional deBellas Artes, directed then by Emilio Mauri, by begin his formal artistic training. At the Academy he studied under Antonio Herrera Toro, Emilio Mauri and Pedro Zerpa, recognized artists
His earlytalent helped him gain a recommendation by his professors to obtain in 1911 a scholarship to study in Europe.

Blue period

In 1916, Reverón painted his first landscapes using only blue tonalities,a period of his work that will be later known as the "Blue Period". Shortly afterward, he moved to the city of La Guaira where he lived teaching drawing and painting. There he met Juanita Mota,during the carnival of 1918 , who became his model and inseparable lifetime companion.

White period

In 1921, he moved to a farm near the beach, inside a neighborhood of Macuto known as Las QuinceLetras. Just a short time later he began to construct the Castillete (or little castle) which would become his home for the rest of his life. Where it could represent the atmosphere of the landscapeunder the effects of the brilliancy produced by the direct light of the Sun. (1924 1932.)

Sepia period

At the beginning of 1940, he initiated his “Sepia Period”, characterized by the use of linen...
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