Introduction
Pedro Figari (June 29, 1861 – July 24, 1938) was a Uruguayan painter, lawyer, writer, and politician. Although he did not begin the practice until his later years, he is best known as an early modernist painter who emphasized capturing the everyday aspects of life in his work. In most of his pieces, he attempts to capture the essence of his home by painting local customs that he had observed in his childhood. Figari painted primarily from memory, a technique that gives his work a far more personal feeling. With his unique style, which involved painting without the intention to create an illusion, he, along with other prominent Latin-American artists such as Diego Rivera and Tarsila do Amaral, sparked a revolution of identity in the art world of Latin America.
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Q1388990
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Introduction
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Nationalities
Uruguayan, Central American, South American
Gender
Male
Roles
Artist, Writer, Lawyer, Genre artist, Politician, Painter
Names
Pedro Figari, pedro figari
Ulan
500117196
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