Oswaldo Vigas:Transformations

Presented by Tampa Museum of Art at Tampa Museum of Art

Jan 31
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May 27
Oswaldo Vigas:Transformations

Oswaldo Vigas: Transformations presents the first American survey of artist Oswaldo Vigas (Venezuelan, 1923-2014). Organized by the Grand Rapids Art Museum, the exhibition examines Vigas’ influential career and his contributions to 20th-century modernism. A prolific artist, Vigas found inspiration in both the natural landscape of his native Venezuela and the European avant-garde. Oswaldo Vigas: Transformations focuses on works created between 1940 and 1980, and demonstrates the evolution of Vigas’ distinct artistic style. In the late 1940s, Vigas focused on figurative abstraction and created his vibrant series of Bruja (or witch) paintings. Cubism and constructivism influenced Vigas and by the 1950s, he shifted away from figuration and moved towards geometric abstraction. The works on view illustrate the scope of Vigas’ projects, from studio painter to muralist, and highlight the importance of his creative achievements.Born in 1923 in Valencia, Venezuela, Vigas studied medicine at Universidad de los Andes (ULA) in Mérida, Venezuela. In the 1950s, he gave up his medical practice to focus on his artwork. Vigas spent the next decade working and exhibiting his work in Paris, France. Vigas is celebrated as one of Latin America’s preeminent 20th-century painters, alongside artists such as Roberto Burle Marx, Wifredo Lam, and Rufino Tamayo.

ADMISSION INFO

  • Members: Free
  • Adults: $15
  • Seniors 65+: $7.50
  • Military & Florida Educators: $7.50
  • Students: $5
  • College Students with ID: Free
  • Children 6 & Under: Free

Image: Oswaldo Vigas (Venezuelan, 1923-2014), Bruja infante (Infant Witch), 1951. Oil on canvas. 39 ¼  x 22 ½ inches. Courtesy of the Oswaldo Vigas Foundation.

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INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

  • Apr 21, 2019 at 11:00 am (Sun)
  • Apr 22, 2019 at 11:00 am (Mon)
  • Apr 23, 2019 at 11:00 am (Tue)
  • Apr 24, 2019 at 11:00 am (Wed)
  • Apr 25, 2019 at 11:00 am (Thu)
  • Apr 26, 2019 at 11:00 am (Fri)
  • Apr 27, 2019 at 11:00 am (Sat)
  • Apr 28, 2019 at 11:00 am (Sun)
  • Apr 29, 2019 at 11:00 am (Mon)
  • Apr 30, 2019 at 11:00 am (Tue)

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* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

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