Armando Morales (Nicaraguan 1927-2011)
Armando Morales (Nicaraguan 1927-2011)

Femme qui rêve

Armando Morales (Nicaraguan 1927-2011)
Femme qui rêve
signed and dated 'Morales 94' (lower right)
oil and beeswax on canvas
35 x 51 in. (89 x 130 cm.)
Painted in 1994.
Galerie Claude Bernard, Paris.
Acquired from the above.
Exhibition catalogue, Armando Morales: Recent Paintings, Paris, Galerie Claude Bernard, Art Asia '94, 1994, unpaginated, no. 11 (illustrated in color).
Exhibition catalogue, Armando Morales: Peintures récentes, Paris, Galerie Claude Bernard, 1995, unpaginated, no. 11 (illustrated in color).
J. Mélèze, Morales: les songes de la mémoire et du désir, Periscope, Paris, 1995, p. 64 (illustrated in color).
C. Loewer, Armando Morales: Monograph & Catalogue Raisonné, Volume III 1974-2004, ArtAcatos, Vaumarcus, 2010, p. 65, no. 1994.36 (illustrated in color).
Hong Kong, Galerie Claude Bernard, Art Asia '94, Armando Morales, Recent Paintings,17 November- 21 November, 1994, no. 11.
Paris, Galerie Claude Bernard, Armando Morales: Peintures récentes, January 1995, no. 11.

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Lot Essay

Armando Morales paints with dream material to show us that every great painting is something that never took place before. It doesn't reflect the world: It creates the world. [He] is a realist who bathes reality in dreams. Morales is a crepuscular painter because at dusk the real and the fantastic meet. He is a Latin American painter because he keeps all the traditions of art alive, refusing to sacrifice a single one. He does not accept a linear, exclusive modernity. He is a universal painter because he has emerged from the imprisoned time of his borders to stand exposed to the elements with no more protection than his genuis and his work. He is a unique painter for, as in Wordsworth's poem, he is only a solitary heart lodged in a dream.

--Carlos Fuentes,"Painting is a Dream," in Armando Morales: Peintures récentes, Galerie Claude Bernard, Paris, 1995, unpaginated.

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