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Carlos Enríquez Gómez

Cultural Project for Mrs. Bunten's third period class.
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Tiffany Le

on 17 May 2014

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Transcript of Carlos Enríquez Gómez

Gómez was born on August 3, 1900 to a wealthy Cuban family. As a young boy, he was not academically trained. Therefore, his arts were usually considered autodidact.
In 1920, his parents sent him to Philadelphia to study business and commerce. However, he realized that his true passion lies in art. So, he enrolled himself in Pennsylvania Academy where he studied painting.
He came back home in 1924 and married a painter name Alice Neel. (pictured on the bottom left)
In 1925, he participated in his first exposition.
His paintings were very controversial because of nudity. People claimed that it was too "exaggeratedly realistic."
Gómez's biography
His inspirations came from: Federico Garcia, Salvador Dali, and Francis Picabia
Surrealism
Images of his work
Rise to Fame and Death
August 3, 1900 - May 2, 1957
Carlos Enríquez Gómez
1939- One of his famous works,
El Rapto de las Mulatas
(The kidnapping of the Mulatto Women) was painted. The same year, he was awarded in the National Exposition for his paintings.
1940s- He wrote two novels and illustrated many books. He received another prize for his painting of
La Arlequina.
Gómez's inspiration
Federico Garcia

Modernism
He also took inspiration from Cuba's landscapes, culture, social problems and way of living
Salvador Dali
Francis Picabia
The painting on the right is called "paisaje criollo" which was painted 1941 to show the influences of the surrealist movement. It shows the aspects of nature and the lights in the Caribbean.
Sources
http://www.cernudaarte.com/artists/carlos-enriquez/
http://www.cubanet.org/htdocs/lee/enriqez2.htm
http://www.ecured.cu/index.php/Carlos_Enr%C3%ADquez


1950s- He suffered from alcoholism and his health weakened severely. He also displayed economical health conditions where he did not interact with other people.
In 1957, He died while trying to paint a portrait in Havana, Cuba.
Both of the paintings on the left and on the bottom represents the landscape of the Caribbean. The vibrant color gives off an energetic, joyful and passionate feeling. It was painted on an oil canvas.
This painting on the left is called, "El Rapto de Las Mulata," which is drawn to represent the kidnapping of the women during World War II. The style that is being used is Expressionism and the picture was finished in 1938. Expressionism means the artistic styles in which the artists depict subjective emotions and responses from an event. In this case, the painting is trying to express the cruel violence towards women. The painting was drawn using bright and dark colors simultaneously to show the fascinating and complicated structures.
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