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Las Manos de la Ternura (The Hands of Tenderness)

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Oswaldo Guayasamin (Attributed to)

Oswaldo Guayasamin

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Ecuadorian (1919–1999)

  • Date: 1974
  • Oil on canvas, signed lower left
  • Size: 36 x 20 in. (91.44 x 50.8 cm)

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about Las Manos de la Ternura (The Hands of Tenderness)

Oil painting on canvas depicting a figure holding their hands together tightly with an expression of pain on their face.

Ecuadorian artist Oswaldo Guayasamin uses his subjects to symbolize all human suffering.

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About The Artist: Oswaldo Guayasamin

Oswaldo Guayasamín (July 6, 1919 – March 10, 1999) was an Ecuadorian painter and sculptor of Kichwa and Mestizo heritage. Guayasamín was born in Quito, Ecuador, to a native father and a Mestiza mother, both of Kichwa descent. His family was poor and his father worked as a carpenter for most of his life. Oswaldo Guayasamín later worked as a taxi and truck driver. He was the eldest of ten children in his family. When he...

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About The Medium: Oil

Process of painting with pigments with a medium of drying oil as the binder. Commonly used drying oils include linseed oil, poppy seed oil, walnut oil, and safflower oil.

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