J

UAN CARRILLO places himself in the tradition of Spanish realism. The word realism is one of the

most vague and ambiguous terms of vocabulary of aesthetics.

                

There are a thousands ways for a painter to be realist.

   

But when I speak about Spanish realism, I define a certain way for a painter to conform to a certain reality.

 

And Carrillo gives me a perfect example of what realism and that reality are. The leanings peculiar to that Spanish realism, the resolute frank taste, and almost popular and rustic, familiar things and simple objects and proclaiming their simplicity, the warm friendship in everyday encounters, the true dimension of human faces are found in his deepest being.

 

And the art that expresses this truth is characterized by this simple unaffected frankness unmarred by any artificiality.

 

Where could be better appreciated the virtues of such an art than in our Mediterranean country.

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                        JEAN CASSOU,

                                                                                                                                          Creador y Director del Museo Nacional de Arte Moderno de París.

                                                                                                                                                          Director de los Museos Nacionales de Francia.

 

 

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