Google Doodle Celebrating Claudio Bravo Camus’ 83rd Birthday – Google is celebrating the Chilean-born painter Claudio Bravo Camus’ 83rd Birthday on November 8, 2019 with the Doodle artwork.
Google Doodle Celebrating Claudio Bravo Camus’ 83rd Birthday | Claudio Bravo Camus Paintings:
Today’s Doodle honors the esteemed Chilean artist Claudio Bravo Camus’ paintings of still lifes, portraits and packages, but he had also done drawings, lithographs, engraving and figural bronze sculptures.
Claudio Bravo Camus fused the classical technique of Spanish Baroque painters with a touch of Salvador Dali-esque surrealism.
Born in in Valparaíso, Chile, on this day in 1936, Claudio Bravo Camus grew up on a ranch in Melipilla. In 1954, Claudio Bravo Camus displayed his painting at “Salón 13” in Santiago at the age of 17 before moving to Spain.
In Spain he established himself as a portrait painter, including the family of General Francisco Franco and Philippine leaders Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos.
Claudio Bravo Camus’ first New York City show in 1970 at the Staempfli Gallery featuring large still-lifes of mysteriously mundane objects painted in a vivid, technically flawless style reminiscent of masters like Velázquez.
Google Doodle wrote Claudio Bravo Camus’ quote: “Always I have relied on the actual subject matter,” he added, referring Mark Rothko’s abstract color-field paintings as an influence, “The eye sees so much more than the camera: half tones, shadows, minute changes in the color or light.”
In an interview for El Mercurio Claudio Bravo Camus said, “That (romantic love) was very complicated for me…I’m too passionate and jealous. I decided that my paintings and my animals were my best sources of love. I don’t think I’ve had anyone in my bed since I was 50. I got tired of it.”
Claudio Bravo Camus Cause Of Death:
The Chilean artist Claudio Bravo Camus died at his home in Taroudant, Morocco, on June 4, 2011, of two heart attacks.
Claudio Bravo en su estudio de Tánger, en Marruecos, junto a su obra en proceso "La Última Cena". 1994. Imagen: Massimo Listri. Corbis Images.
Claudio Bravo in his Tangier studio, in 1990. Photography by Roland Beaufre.