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Portocarrero, René (1912–1985) By Estevez, Lisandra

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1757-1
Published: 01/10/2017
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Part of the Cuban vanguardia (or vanguard movement), René Portocarrero broke with the academic style of art that prevailed in Cuba in order to create a modern visual language that expressed his cultural identity. Born in Havana on 24 February 1912, René Portocarrero was one of the great second-generation artists of the Cuban avant-garde movement. Multi-talented, he was a painter of easel pictures, ceramicist, illustrator, muralist and set designer. Portocarrero’s early works were expressionist in style and explored a varied body of subject matter that was inspired by his native country.

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Estevez, Lisandra. "Portocarrero, René (1912–1985)." The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. : Taylor and Francis, 2016. Date Accessed 22 Jan. 2019 https://www.rem.routledge.com/articles/portocarrero-rene-1912-1985. doi:10.4324/9781135000356-REM1757-1

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