Daniel Hernández Morillo (1856 - 1932)

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In the Garden

In the Garden

Hernández was born in Hurpay, Huancavelica, Peru. He studied under Leonardo Barbieri, and in 1875, after attaining a scholarship from the Peruvian government, he traveled to Europe. Hernández lived in Italy for ten years studying classical art before moving to Paris.

Mujer Cargando Lena

Mujer Cargando Lena

While in France, Hernández was awarded the gold medal at the 1900 Exposition Universelle and was given the the Légion d'Honneur in 1901. Paris offered him the enchantment of its sweet and sensual art of rococo style and that is why he decided to become a great admirer of the female beauty. The best proof of that are his "lazy women" and his extremely beautiful portraits.

Mujer Cargando Lena

Self-Portrait

In 1917 he returned to Peru to organize, inaugurate and direct the National School of Beaux Arts of Lima, invited by the Government. He held the position of director until his death in 1932.

If we observe his work we find that his talent allows him to show an excellent ability and a precious oriented and spontaneous execution. The freshness of his colors highlights the beauty of the images, especially his ladies that he painted with eternal charming admiration. He was the most requested official painter of his time. He was permanently executing work to decorate the palace of Government and other State entities. In the same way, he was admired and reviewed by the most distinguish personalities of Limas society. Among the most famous work that are available we can mention portraits of "Simon Bolivar", "Don Francisco Pizarro", "R.P. Manuel Hernández", "Mrs. Luisa de Mesones", "The lazy one", "Woman with bouquet", "Italian peasant" and others.

Capitulacion de Ayachuco

Capitulacion de Ayachuco

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