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Claudio Bravo

New York, 1953

Oil on plywood
41 × 33 in
104.1 × 83.8 cm
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This work is cataloged in the Claudio Bravo archive.

This work is cataloged in the Claudio Bravo archive.

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Signed and dated lower right: Claudio Bravo 1953
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Claudio Bravo
Chilean, 1936–2011
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Claudio Bravo was eulogized by the New York Times as a painter whose adeptness with realism made his paintings verge on trompe l’oeil. Though frequently discussed in conjunction with the Photorealist movement, Bravo protested: “The photorealists, like machines, copied directly from photographs. Always I have relied on the actual subject matter because the eye sees so much more than the camera.” In fact, he found more affinity with the Color Field artists, particularly Mark Rothko. Though Bravo originally won acclaim as a portrait painter, he became particularly known for his still lifes featuring crumpled paper, animal skulls, and exotically dressed figures. These, Bravo said, were heavily influenced by Spanish old masters like Francisco de Zurbarán, Juan Sanchez Cotán, and Diego Velázquez.

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About the work
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Heritage Auctions

This work is cataloged in the Claudio Bravo archive.

This work is cataloged in the Claudio Bravo archive.

Medium
Painting
Signature
Signed and dated lower right: Claudio Bravo 1953
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Claudio Bravo
Chilean, 1936–2011
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Claudio Bravo was eulogized by the New York Times as a painter whose adeptness with realism made his paintings verge on trompe l’oeil. Though frequently discussed in conjunction with the Photorealist movement, Bravo protested: “The photorealists, like machines, copied directly from photographs. Always I have relied on the actual subject matter because the eye sees so much more than the camera.” In fact, he found more affinity with the Color Field artists, particularly Mark Rothko. Though Bravo originally won acclaim as a portrait painter, he became particularly known for his still lifes featuring crumpled paper, animal skulls, and exotically dressed figures. These, Bravo said, were heavily influenced by Spanish old masters like Francisco de Zurbarán, Juan Sanchez Cotán, and Diego Velázquez.

Claudio Bravo

New York, 1953

Oil on plywood
41 × 33 in
104.1 × 83.8 cm
Bidding closed
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