Juan Blanes

Juan Manuel Blanes (1830-1901) is one of Uruguay’s most famous artists. He gained his reputation as the most famous Uruguayan artist in the 19th century by painting large murals and canvases.("Art, Music, And Culture In Uruguay") Juan’s large murals represented daily life in Uruguay, specifically as a gaucho, or cattle herder. Blanes focused on Uruguayan historical events as well in his art.

Blanes' Image Of Your Desloate Country
Blanes' Image Of Your Desloate Country


He is known for being the first Uruguayan artist to be recognized on a widespread level.

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