Artist of the moment……..Xul Solar

 

Xul Solar was from Argentina and renown for his highly stylized landscape paintings. Xul Solar was born in San Fernando, Buenos Aires, Argentina in the year 1887. Solar was a Modernist painter, sculptor, and writer.

The artist’s full name was Oscar Alejandro Schultz Solari. He officially changed his name to Xul Solar somewhere between in 1916 and 1917.

He enjoyed exploring such ideas as religion and astrology in his work. His first major exhibition was in 1920.

The artist studied music and architecture.

Over his career his preferred medium of choice was watercolor.

Xul Solar passed away in 1963.

Below a montage of works by Xul Solar:

Price range information: Works range from $20,000 to $100,000. Solar painted in watercolor, tempera, and oils.

Solar was always creating and invented his own languages. The artist also devised newer versions of classic items such as a piano that featured three rows of keys.

What a fascinating artist. He reminds me of Dali for his unrelenting creativity and mastery of multiple mediums.

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