Any color as long as it’s red

Cualquier color siempre que sea rojo.... by Rudy Girón

So much art to see and absorb and so little time!

I take my hat off to El Gato Viejo.

The cartoon above is among my favorites from Marco Augusto Quiroa, one of the most prolific Guatemalan artists. If you can read Spanish, follow the white rabbit to an interview of Marco Augusto Quiroa.

Here’s a teaser summary about Marco Augusto Quiroa from

(b Chicacao, Suchitepéquez, 7 May 1937). Guatemalan painter, sculptor, illustrator and writer. He studied at the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas in Guatemala City between 1953 and 1960 and was inspired by his rural, working-class background to depict the themes, forms and colour of the life of the Guatemalan common people. In the mid-1960s, together with Roberto Cabrera and Elmar Rojas, he founded the V?rtebra group. His paintings, mainly in oils, tended towards the flashy and to experimentation with varied textures. Subsequently he showed a preference for bright, dazzling colours based on the designs of Guatemalan fabrics. Ironic and highly expressive, his form of realism became increasingly simple and effective, while continuing to stress its origins in popular culture. Bird of Powder (1961), The Jet (1963) and Rebel Angel (1967; all Guatemala City, Dir. Gen. Cult. & B. A.) are typical of his style. He has also worked successfully on book illustrations and excelled as a short story writer, with several literary prizes to his credit.

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