Biographies: Trino Orozco


Prominent painter, considered by art critics as one of the best watercolor artists from Venezuela, born in Humocaro Alto, Moran village in the municipality of Lara state, on 9 January 1915, the son of Trinidad Orozco and Maria Antonia Sanchez. He attended primary school in his hometown and, like his brother José Rafael Orozco was destined to study for priesthood at the Seminary Divina Pastora de Barquisimeto, where he remained only four years without achieving the proposed goal, and that their inclination for painting led him to withdraw from the center, against the wishes family.

Travel to Caracas in 1930, and studied at the School of Visual Arts at night, because in the day had to work to cover their expenses, there is studying the human figure, nude, still life, the composition, is Rafael teachers Monasteries, Marcos Castillo, Cruz Álvarez Sales. In 1931 he made his first religious box entitled "The Baptism of Jesus", belonging to the Church today Humocaro Alto.

In 1932 he traveled to Valencia, where he achieved an intellectual environment conducive to continuing to paint, make friends with: Felipe Herrera Vial, Luis Augusto Nuñez, Braulio Salazar, Leopoldo La Madriz, Castor Vasquez, Luis Ramon Hill and others. It starts at the art of watercolor landscapes painted a series of impressionist vision Valencia.

On the basis of 1,934 exhibits his work in Caracas, Valencia, Acarigua, his first exhibition in Barquisimeto in the year 1935, which is reviewed in The Pulse: "The first exhibition of the young painter Trino Orozco, Social Center sponsored ... by the Ateneo de Barquisimeto ... "(The Pulse, 29 November 1935, No. 10281, p. 4). It was commented by Lino Iribarren Celis, Antonio Castellanos, Eloy Machado and Luis Gustavo Matute Heredia, in the local press.

His work is worthy of valuable comments on the art world example cites an article entitled "Questions of Art: Artistic Values larenses" by Hermann Garmendia in driving, which refers to a comment from the National Magazine Culture in its last two issues, which aims "... as outstanding note of his lyrical chromatic tendency to interpret art as a social function." (The Pulse, March 25, 1940, No. 11487, p. 3). He adds Garmendia "The human figures are relentless Orozco. Exhibit an overwhelming misery at the bottom of a squalid landscape, flirting sober color .... "

Within this interpretation of art as a social function, we highlight the following works: "Los Hijos de Nadie" and "Shine" in 1938, in the year 1954 painting "Portrait of My Daughter" and the figure of Christ "Gethsemane" is impressive in its drama. In this order, founded in Carora art school, where classes would give students both humble and wealthy. Taught at the Federal College of Barquisimeto in the absence of the artist Rafael Monasteries.

Then he travels to Europe, especially Spain, where it relates to persons connected with the arts and culture, including: Luis Alfredo López Méndez, horizonte, Hector Villalobos, Mario Briceño Iragorry, Rafael Arráiz and others, visited many museums.

His commendable career earned him numerous accolades, awards and distinctions granted by government and private institutions, their work product of an artistic effort, and makes him a positive example and encouragement to the youth of today and yesterday. Finally dies at age 79, in Barquisimeto on 3 October 1994.

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