Ignacio Barrios - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ignacio Barrios - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ignacio Barrios - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ignacio Barrios (Zacualpan, Estado de México, March 10, 1930-Mexico City, January 22, 2013) was a Mexican painter known for his complete dedication to watercolor ; is considered one of the most important watercolorists in his country or possibly the most prominent of them. Although his subjects are varied, the landscape is a distinctive part of his work.

Watercolor works of Ignacio Barrios

were Eustolio Barrios Hernández, miner and farmer, and Isabel Prudencio Flores. Both fathered five children and Ignacio is the youngest of them. From childhood he felt a great admiration for nature, perhaps influenced by his father, who worked tending the forests of illegal logging in the morning and taught his son a deep love and respect for the place where they lived. The Barrios family maintained for many years the sale of flowers and fruits that they harvested in their parcel; years later, these first impressions that Barrios took away from the world would definitely consecrate them through their painting in the form of still life and multicolored flowers.

"I started to paint from the first years of my life and my first watercolor I did when I was only seven or eight years old; of course, at that time I could not distinguish what art was, and my interest was limited to drawing and painting. Over time, my enthusiasm and enthusiasm grew so much that I often did not attend school to go to the field and enjoy my senses with nature, which caused me to fail second and third, and that my father imposed me severe sanctions weeks after weeks, for which I only studied until the fifth year. Thus, after studying eight years (1937-1945) at Zacualpan Elementary School 'Roque Díaz' and no longer resisting punishment, I escaped from my village ... "

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