Glauco Capozzoli, Uruguayan (1929 - 2003)

Glauco Capozzoli

Formed with Aguerre and Miguel Angel Pareja, the artist made his first steps in the etching.

Born in Montevideo in 1929, the engraver and painter Glauco Capozzoli Zaragoza died at age 74. To record their history and remember his name now seems doubly necessary because Glaucus had settled in Spain in 1971, so that its link with Uruguay had dissipated enough. In his youth he had studied with Ricardo Aguerre and Miguel Angel Couple in the National School of Fine Arts, but in the early 50's Capozzoli and was an artist in full activity, mainly devoted to engraving. In this field not only deploy a singular virtuosity, but apply their skills in drawing and expressive finesse was deployed through color: in an age where the graph used to work out in black and white, color prints of Glauco's were a indication of technical domain expertise and not common.

It is foreseeable that in 1962 the First Prize otuviera as an engraver at the National Salon of Fine Arts, at a height that also ventured into textile printing and even theatrical scenery. We had to visit the workshop to observe the extremely rigorous Capozzoli order that prevailed there, and in many ways appeared as a sign of discipline he applied to his work. When Eduardo Victor Haedo built the chapel at his home in the roof (Punta del Este), commissioned a fresco Capozzoli Lady Spinner, that there is maintained and that at the time was another index of the various techniques that the artist controlled , rising to these large-sized mural work the egg tempera, a procedure that almost no one was driving now. In those years began some trips, exploration and development Glaucus met by the U.S. and Europe.

He also began his dedication to painting, a field where its action would tip forward a theme focused on the human figure: prints evocative, populated by highly stylized female presences, filtered through transparencies and lighting effects that supported the refinement. Such production Capozzoli allowed to live their artwork, their bond remained in effect with the Montevideo Gallery and the dealer Bruzzone Speyer Kurt when he went to live in Spain, where he established other links to disseminate his work, settling near Barcelona and going on recent years to reside in the town of Borja, near Zaragoza. From there came the news of his death, which allows recall, apart from his work-which was Glaucus in life, as a partner always interested in world affairs, in the direction of modern societies, by the movement of the I knew explore culture in its many contacts and his copious reading. That man, not just the artist has to say goodbye now from this region in which he lived the first half of his life.

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