Ecuadorian artist with a global and humanist legacy

Ecuadorian artist with a global and humanist legacy

Guayasamín, the Ecuadorian artist with a global and humanist legacy

Quito, Jul 6 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian artist Oswaldo Guayasamín, also known as the Painter of Ibero-America, left a powerful humanist message in his works, now recognized throughout the world 105 years after his birth.

On July 6, 1919, the painter was born who took his indigenous and mixed-race art from this South American nation to the highest places in world culture and immortalized figures such as the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, with whom he maintained a deep friendship .

Through his work, Guayasamín addressed themes such as poverty, suffering and hope, with a critical and committed approach.

The artist was not only a notable painter, but also a sculptor, designer and muralist whose work continues to resonate for its powerful humanist message.

One of his most ambitious projects was the creation of the Capela do Homem, a museum in this capital dedicated to the history and struggle of human beings. Opened in 2002, it is a monumental space where many of his most important works are on display.

This place is not just an art museum, but also a place to reflect on the challenges humanity faces.

Guayasamín's work invites us to reflect on our own experiences and responsibilities as human beings, reminding us that, despite pain and injustice, there is always room for hope and solidarity.

Next Tuesday, the Guayasamín Foundation and the Municipal Council of the Metropolitan District of Quito will pay tribute to the so-called “Painter of Ibero-America”, who died on March 10, 1999, who demonstrated the capacity of art to transform and mobilize consciousness, and whose influence endures as a beacon of inspiration for all.