Oswaldo Guayasamín (1919-1999)
- Oswaldo Guayasamín
- El Descendimiento
- signed lower left
- oil on canvas mounted on board
Alone out of many, Guayasamín confronts in his work the Final Judgment, a task we had demanded of those solitary artists of the Renaissance. Few painters from our America have been as powerful as this unflinching Ecuadorean. He has the mark of strength; he is a host to all races; he makes appointments with storms, violence, and ambiguity; and patiently, before our very eyes, he transforms all this into light.
Approaching Guayasamín by Pablo Neruda
Isla Negra, Chile, 1969