Torito Power - Painting by Carlos Luna:
CCG Art Collection, Miami, Florida, USA.
Complejo Cultural Universitario, Puebla, Mexico, August 18, 2009 - January 17, 2010.
Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida,
USA, October 2, 2008 - February 23, 2009.
Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, Florida, USA, August 24 - November 24, 2007.
Carlos Luna, Personal Histories, Susquehanna Art Museum, Polk Museum of Art & The
Suzanne H. Arnold Gallery, Lebanon Valley College, p. 92 - 92, Published July 2006,
Illustrated in color.
Pablo Picasso Ceramics, Carlos Luna Paintings, p. 212 - 213 (Cat. 82), Published
2008, ISBN: 978-0-9678056-8-9.
CCG Art Collection, Miami
Luna’s approach to constructing a painting is to work very carefully to ensure that
the painting is a well-crafted material artifact, as well as an articulate expression
of his ideas. He enjoys the process of working in oil. “Painting is like a woman
who will show you her body only if you offer her your soul,” says the artist. Respect
for the process of oil painting requires working slowly to build up multiple layers
after he personally prepares the canvas with different tints of gesso, some hand-made,
some bought. The composition process begins with preliminary sketches to prepare
the ideas for execution in the painting. A charcoal drawing on a base of Indian red
forms the structural basis of the painting. The surface of the canvas is built up
by applying layers of color in stages of wet-dry-wet layering.
- Curtis L. Carter ©
The Cisneros Capital Group (CCG) Art Collection is a private art collection - primarily
made up of Latin American paintings. We are pleased to present paintings, sculptures
and drawings by Carlos Luna, an outstanding Cuban painter and sculptor.
The CCG Carlos Luna Art Collection is being presented online so that more people
can enjoy these great paintings. If you work for a Museum, City Cultural Center,
or University Institution and are interested in an exhibition of Carlos Luna, please
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