The life and work of the Nicaraguan poet Rubén Darío is recreated in 31 paintings

A total of 31 paintings inspired by the life and work of the Nicaraguan poet Rubén Darío were exhibited this Friday at the art gallery of the Nicaraguan North American Cultural Center (CCEN), in Managua, as part of the celebration of the 156th anniversary of his birth. .

"Each artist has an enormous commitment to capture a portrait (of Rubén Darío), some part of some poem"explained to EFE the cultural promoter and organizer of the event in Nicaragua, Marvin Caldera.

According to Caldera, the 21 Nicaraguan artists made their works in different branches, such as charcoal, oil, acrylic, watercolor, among others.

Sugey López, a Nicaraguan artist who has been drawing Rubén Darío for the exhibition for more than 3 years, told EFE that she decided to portray the poet when he began to read or write.

"Year after year I paint a new painting. My work was inspired by the moments that the poet was preparing to read or write"he stressed.

López applied the acrylic technique to his work where he shows Rubén Darío reading a book with muted color tones.

The exhibition also included analysis of Rubén Darío’s poems, by the young Nicaraguan writer Sergio Bustamante.

Félix Rubén García Sarmiento (1867-1916), known as Rubén Darío and the "Prince of Castilian letters"transcended through works such as "Blue" (1888), "profane prose" (1896) and considered the most transcendental "songs of life and hope" (1905).

"To Daisy Debayle", "Fatal", "triumphal march" and "sonatina"are among the best-known poems by the Nicaraguan poet.

The remains of Rubén Darío are found under a sad lion sculpted in marble, together with the coat of arms of Nicaragua, inside the Cathedral of the Royal and Insigne Basilica Cathedral of León or Cathedral of the Assumption, in the northwest of the country, Heritage of Humanity of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco).

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