HE traditional genius of great Spanish painters, the talent for evocation, the strength of contrasts, the reamlism of landscapes and of characters, the harmony of the composition are clearly expressed, together with a sharp no of originality through delicacy and modesty, sheer simplicity that emanate from these luminous paintings, with their harmonious shapes and colours.   


Through such harmony, there looms the hidden feeling of anxiety of the genuine artist, the need to be loved and admired for the beauty of his works and the transparency of a fee love message communicated those who want it in their love quest.


This message is accompanied by what Mario Angel Marrodan calls the poetry of colours. Juan Carrillo's paintings are profuse in visual emotions, in an enchantress tonality comparable to those of a Monet        

or a Cezanne.


Therefore, I have no doubts that the artist's dream will come true and his paintings will travel down the ages to the picture rails in worldwide famous museums, such as the Prado and the Louvre.


This is the wish I make with his numerous admirers  who will find when  reading  his  interesting  book a new reason to like the "poetic painter" from Murcia and Extremadura.


                                                                                                                                                                                      ANDRE CHABAUD,

                                                                                                                                                                 Director of the Louvre Museum, Paris.


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