Today, my son and I went to visit the San Antonio Art Museum. It had many different kinds of art from different time periods all over the world. One of my favorite paintings there was an artist I had never heard of, Julio Alpuy. I was interested in him because some of his paintings looked a little like my paintings on this website. I wanted to know more about him and see more of his paintings. Here are some of the more popular ones.
Julio Alpuy (Uruguayan, 1919–2009) was best known for his brightly colored Cubist landscapes and still-life paintings. Born in Tacuarembo, Alpuy moved to Montevideo in 1935, and became familiar with Constructivism in the 1940s while working with fellow painter Joaquin Torres García, and studying at his workshop, Taller Torres García. Torres García introduced a new form of “Universal Constructivism” into Central and South America, combining Modernist grids with motifs and traditions from pre-Colombian sources, in opposition to simply mimicking the Modern Art of Europe and North America.