The painting is exhibited in an old and somewhat damaged frame, therefore it should be advisable to replace it.
Justo Revilla Rubio (Madrid, 1940) began his artistic career at the age of thirteen, when he also attended the Escuela de Artes y Oficios. While working in a poster studio, he practiced drawing at the Círculo de Bellas Artes and later he had access to university at San Fernando. After graduating from university, at the age of twenty-five, Justo Revilla actively participated in exhibitions and competitions, while establishing in the artistic community a place for him as a painter of unique talent and remarkable value. Justo Revilla is sensitive to form and creation and this is shown through his master ability to draw, which he considers as the technical aspect of the creative process.
Influenced by the masters Francisco de Goya, Diego Velázquez and Franz Hals. These artists practiced and used the technique of ‘tenebrism’, using dark tones to represent an image, a characteristic commonly seen in Justo Revilla’s works.
The life journey and human experience is a theme that Justo Revilla develops in his works. By appealing to the observer's feelings, Justo Revilla shows on the canvas that he is empathetic to the individuals he portrays. Primarily representing the elderly, he believes that wisdom is achieved through life experiences. With the ability to simultaneously focus on beauty and proportion, he successfully attempts to elevate his theme from reality to a spiritual realm.
It has been said that Spanish master artists exhibit poetry through their subject-matters. Justo Revilla is no exception to this rule because he possesses the talent to observe and penetrate his theme. Whether landscapes, figures, interiors, exteriors, still lifes or flowers, Justo Revilla is inspired by domestic life and human experience.
Note: The work will not be sent to Taiwan because it contains wood.
- Justo Revilla Rubio (1940)
- Title of artwork
- Sobre 1990
- Oil on canvas
- Hand signed
- In good condition
- Sold with frame
- Image size
- 35×27 cm
- Total dimensions
- 60×52×6 cm