Néstor Hernández (Caracas, 1832 - 1909) - Paisaje con lavanderas

Néstor Hernández (Caracas, 1832 - 1909) - Paisaje con lavanderas
Öl auf Leinwand und an Bord geklebt - Handsigniert - c.1890

Signed and dated at the bottom (Néstor Hernández)

The painting comes unframed

Good condition

Dimensions of the painting: 31 cm high x 43 cm wide


Biography of the artist

Néstor Hernández (Caracas, Venezuela, June 8, 1832 - ibid, April 17, 1909), was a 19th-century painter and cartoonist disciple of Antonio José Carranza. He was present in Venezuelan military life and was the winner of several national awards.

Son of Raimundo Hernández and Francisca Arrechedera. Nestor, was a disciple of Antonio José Carranza at the Academia de Dibujo. However, in 1849 he abandoned his artistic studies due to the prohibition of his father, and began the military career, which continues until 1863. That year, he decides to resume his painting activity 1

As a student of Martín Tovar y Tovar, he acquires his best and most complete knowledge of drawing and modelling, using it in the future to be able to rehearse that they recognise the superior efficacy of that successful teaching.

In 1872 he attended the First annual exhibition of Venezuelan Fine Arts, organised by the Englishman James Mudie Spence in the Café del Ávila (Caracas), with eight watercolours, among them, the Grupo de flores de Caracas, which was praised by the Press in La Opinión Nacional, on July 29, 1872. By 1878, on October 28, he participated in the Second National Competition, celebrating a tribute to Simón Bolívar and to which several sectors of local life attended.

The work of that year was carried out in the Senate hall with very few works. In that contest, the first of its kind to include paintings, he won first prize for his work Despedida de una recluta. This award was shared with Manuel Cruz, and the jury that granted it was composed of Manuel De Las Casas, José Antonio Salas and Antonio Malaussena.

In 1833, Hernández participated in the "Exposición Nacional de Venezuela", during the celebrations of the centenary of the birth of Simón Bolívar, with Fachada de la casa natal del Libertador, in which, according to Ramón de la Plaza, the rules were "well studied from the linear perspective, and the sky that serves as the background is a very pleasant effect”. He was in charge of the decorations of the Church of Nuestra Señora de La Pastora, together with Pedro Jáuregui; by 1889 the work was finished.

Also, he was commissioned to clean all the paintings of the Caracas Cathedral during the reforms of Archbishop José Antonio Ponte. According to Manuel Landaeta Rosales, Néstor Hernández was a "landscape painter and notable decorator".

The exhibition of the Venezuelan Landscape, held in the MBA of 1942, exhibited two works of his, Cementerio de los Hijos de Dios and Quebrada de Catuche.

1878 First Prize of Fine Arts (Shared with Manuel Cruz), Second National Competition, Caracas.

Néstor Hernández (Caracas, 1832 - 1909)
Titel des Kunstwerks
Paisaje con lavanderas
Öl auf Leinwand und an Bord geklebt
In gutem Gesamtzustand
Verkauf mit Rahmen
31×43 cm
31×43×1 cm
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