Epifanio Irizarry AKA “Fano” without doubt was one of Ponce Greatest Artist. Is a beautiful thing when you get to examine a painting by him from a close perspective, only in that time is that you realize that the man was a Genius. People tend to think that he’s best work where watercolor painting which do not get me wrong they had a special magical touch that left you wanting to see more, but when you see a Oil painting by him is a totally different scenario.
Epifanio Irizarry work without doubt has the potential to be in any serious museum. His painting and technique where complex and well elaborated. His painting played a roll with color and light that the incorporation of the impressionist movement can be seen easily in his work. You can see in the next paintings that Irizarry tends to fragment different colors of the painting with thick brushstrokes making this into his trademark touch seen in almost all of his painting.
The broken brushstrokes, often just “dabs” of paint, and the high keys of colors, due in part to colored shadows, is the quality that us Puerto Rican love in his work. He work are becoming Extremely Rare to find in the open market since collector have found out that his pieces are on the rise and lot of his best work are exiting Puerto Rico to end up in American Collection. Already I have seen Oil Painitng with asking prices between $7,000 up to $25,000 USD for bigger paintings.
This painting called Oleaje is a rare theme by the painter this is the only Painting that I have seen where the complete theme is the Ocean. Irizarry in this painintg worked with great rapidity to capture the effects of rippling water and sunlight. The light shining on the beach and paler color in the distance lead the eye into the landscape, yet the patterned brushwork in the foreground emphasizes the surface of the canvas. The final result is something BEAUTIFUL
If any Reader has the opportunity to purchase an original oil painting by Irizarry I can reassure that you will instantly fall in love with the painting and surely will be a safe and intelligent purchase in the near future.
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by Joey Medrano