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In this piece Pablo Serrano captures the figure of Joseph Howard with crossed legs and forward-facing hands while walking. We can appreciate this same face in Interpretation of the Portrait of Joseph Howard (Interpretación al Retrato de Joseph Howard), created later when Serrano was still in Spain and was awarded a scholarship for his sculpture High Jump (Salto Alto) at the 1955 Second National Uruguay Biennale Visual Arts Show (II Salón Nacional Bienal de Artes Plásticas de Uruguay). For Interpretation of the portrait of Joseph Howard and Child in the Sun (Niño al Sol) Serrano was awarded a special sculpture award at the 1955 Third Biennale Hispano-American Art Exhibition (III Bienal Hispanoamericana de Arte) held in Barcelona, an award shared with Ángel Ferrant. Serrano participated in this Biennale still as a Uruguayan sculptor, as it is in this year and thanks to this achievement that he was able to secure his stay in Europe and get a perfect start to his artistic career in Spain.

Details

  • Title: Man Walking Across the Beach
  • Creator: Pablo Serrano
  • Date: 1953
  • Physical Dimensions: 1700 x 760 x 810 mm
  • Type: Sculpture
  • Rights: Gobierno de Aragón
  • External Link: CERES MCU
  • Medium: Cast and patinated bronze
  • Photograph: Selenio fotografía
  • Cultural context: Latin American art from the second half of the 20th century. Portrait art. Expressionism.

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