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Reading Reverón, Painting Poetry

April 9, 2007
6:30 p.m.

The Venezuelan Armando Reverón (1889–1954), a figurative and landscape painter who also created life-sized dolls later in his career, experimented with the sensations and effects of light, color, opacity, and shadow. In this Spanish reading with English translations, José Luis Blondet, poet and Administrator of Education Programs, Dia Art Foundation; José Falconi, Curator, Latino and Latin American Art Forum Program, and Associate Director, Cultural Agents Initiative, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University; Alejandro Merizalde, painter, translator, and Book Specialist, The Museum of Modern Art; Luis Pérez-Oramas, poet and The Estrellita Brodsky Curator of Latin American Art, The Museum of Modern Art, read works by Jorge Luis Borges, José Gorostiza, José Antonio Ramos Sucre, Ana Enriqueta Teran, and others. Mónica de la Torre and Laura Pérez provide the English translations. The evening reveals the relationship between the pictorial qualities of poetry and Reverón's poetic qualities of painting. This event is held in conjunction with the exhibition Armando Reverón.

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