Francisco Bonnin - Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 28° 24.949 W 016° 33.058
28R E 348083 N 3144244
Quick Description: This statue is dedicated the the Tenerife painter Francisco Bonnin (1874 - 1963). Tenerife is the largest and most populous island of the seven Canary Islands.
Location: Islas Canarias, Spain
Date Posted: 3/21/2016 3:33:31 PM
Waymark Code: WMQR2X
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team
Views: 4

Long Description:
The statue is life size but only shows him above the waist. He is depicted with his paintbrush in his right hand, mixing paint on his palette held in his left hand.

He specialised and was famous for watercolour paintings.

"He was a lover of his land, and covers every inch of the most typical places. The people saw him adorned their homes with the best plants and flowers. They say he was a gentle and generous man. It was a realist painter who cultivated watercolour of a very special way and followed by many artists. His painting is based on the combination of multiple colours which give his works an unparalleled richness of colour. His themes: the peasant landscape, roses, gorse.

With the stay in the Canary Islands by the German painter Bruno Brandt, Bonnin was influenced by a freer 'brush strokes' technique. Bonnin and military disciple as he was Pedro de Guezala (La Laguna, Tenerife, 1896-1990), noted for its bucolic paintings 'Magas'.

In 1946, the Association of watercolors Canarios was established. It arose under the influence of master watercolourist Francisco Bonnin. The Group will achieved high prestige outside the insular area, getting more of its members the most prominent national awards for watercolour. link

A plaque under the statue has the following text...
FRANCISCO

BONNIN

MAESTRO DE LA

ACUARELA

12-5-1894

10-8-1963
URL of the statue: Not listed

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