Fernando de Szyszlo

Fernando de Szyszlo was a Peruvian painter best known for his use of pre-Columbian imagery and muted palette. De Szyszlo’s art was an attempt at reinventing Surrealist themes in a Latin American context, concerned more with feelings connected to indigenous mysticism than artistic conceit. Born on July 5, 1925 in Lima, Peru, he went on to study art at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, having abandoning his initial studies in architecture. The artist spent time traveling throughout Europe as a young man, meeting the Surrealist poets Octavio Paz and André Breton. He died on October 9, 2017 in Lima, Peru. Today, De Szyszlo’s works are held in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Arequipa in Peru, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, among others.

Pareja Trashumantes

Date: 2016
Technique: Steel Cold Rolied painted
Size cm: 4.88 x 2.75 x 2.70 cm – 3.88 x 1.50 x 70 cm

Fernando de Szyszlo - Galería Duque Arango

Cuarto de Paso

Technique: Acrylic on canvas
Date: 1981
Size cm: 100 x 100 cm

Paracas la noche

Technique: Oil on canvas
Date: 2015
Size cm: 100 x 81 cm

What Rainbow is the Black Rainbow?

Technique: Oil on canvas
Date: 1964
Size cm: 130 x 162 cm