15. Geology in Art (1)

Venezuela, El Litoral, Galipán - J. Aponte, 1994 - Caracas
Venezuela, El Litoral, Galipán - J. Aponte, 1994 - Caracas
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Venezuela, El Litoral, Galipán – J. Aponte, 1994 – Caracas

15. Geology in Art (1)

My Linkedin post 7th August 2018

Explorer? 

Discover?

Geology in Art: Venezuela, El Litoral:

Picacho Galipán y Macizo del Ávila desde Caraballeda.

Oil Painting, 1994. Impressionism style.

Artist: José Aponte (born 12 Sept. 1942),

Painter La Plaza de Los Pintores, Avenida Casanova, Caracas. Premio Nacional holder.

José Aponte before becoming a very successful autodidact painter and artist was a tough boxer.

Till the moment that he was knocked out of the ring by Mócho Hernández.

That propelled him to explore for a new and different exciting passion.

He lived for some time, accompanied by his mother, in Europe, Rome. When back in Venezuela he was assigned his own artist’s corner, along one of the main avenues in Caracas.

By Mr. Diego Arria, former governor of Caracas.

He made this painting on my request ?

It shows the really stunning and impressive mountain view of the wild Caribbean Mountain Chain.

As seen from the rugged coast and Caribbean seaside.

For explorationists additionally it exhibits and permeates the even so, most interesting dynamic geological and tectonic dimension, as described in:

the Geology of the area on the oil painting http://www.funvisis.gob.ve/old/archivos/pdf/ponencias/2001_FVISst_JAR.pdf

My own collection.

Beautiful landscape. Art and boxing. Hands that are delicate as they are fierce!

Simon,

Thanks for your sharp comment.

Yes, indeed.

That was one of the things that amazed me.

While we used to watch him painting, in the evening, in his own painter’s corner along the boulevard. That we often visited.

How is this possible?

With those same boxer’s hands, knuckles and fingers ?

To produce such beautiful pieces of art.

But.

Reason why I ventured to ask him to make this specific painting.

That certainly requires some inner boxing fury.

To express the dynamism and geotectonic fury that formed this coastal mountain range and landscape ?

Faults and transtensional, transpressional, compressional structures, mountains, the result of stresses produced during the large eastward translation of the Caribbean plate since the Paleocene…etc. etc. etc.

(…for geo-addicts…).

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