Artist - César Martínez Portacio
Martínez Portacio, was born on October 16, 1946
in Sampués, Sucre, Colombia. It was in 1957 when César
Martínez's first interest awoke for the plastic arts
and ceramics. It was at this time when he tried his hand with
colored pencils and watercolors.
After entering school in 1960, his interest for the art really
started to blossom. In 1963 he withdrew from his school studies
for economic reasons and took off for Cartagena de Indias
for the sole purpose of looking for work and to study art,
which was at that time was very difficult to do because of
the lack of art books and art schools.
he couldn't achieving his objective of studying art he decided
to paint his first oil work, called "The Mill."
in Cartagena around 1968, he demonstrated his artwork in his
first public art exhibition. Which, too his surprise, was
well received and this was springboard that started to expand
and be known in the cultural extension of the Department of
Bolivar and other parts of Colombia.
has carried out countless exhibitions in many parts of the
country like Santa Fé de Bogotá, Sampués,
Sogamosa, Cartagena, Sincelejo, San Marcos, and Monteriá.
Size: 50 CM X 82CM
by the customs and traditions of his native town of Sampués,
Sucre. This Fiesta is celebrated every year in honor of the
Patron Saint (St. Agaton), which begins December 28 and concludes
the 1st of January of the following year.
The Fiesta is five afternoons of bulls/rodeos where the whole
town celebrates by participating in this Criollo or (homegrown)
bullfighting and in the night, Fandango dances are held in
the townsquare, these dances are typically done with lit candles
that are held in the dancers hands as Porro (typical florcoric
music) is played by local bands.
Feb. 5, 2000
Size: 77CM X 102 CM
In this work, César Martínez, trys to capture
the beauty of nature with the coloring of a tropical earth,
with their palm houses, their powdery streets, their people
and customs of Sampués his home town.
Size: 1 M X 111CM
Gathering on the beauty of nature with its freshness of
flowers and trying in this way to demonstrate the true importance
of life of the fauna, it leaves no doubt to the importantance
nature plays on our planet.
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