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Hernán Cortés

Watching with Respect and Devotion

Conversations in the Fundación with Antonio San José


Among the issues discussed by the painter Hernán Cortés from Cádiz are his early days and the influence of his mother on his artistic vocation, his references in painting and the importance of factors such as experience, discovery and tension. A leading artist in the technique of the portrait, he outlines the motives, process and decisions that have determined the nature of his paintings of prominent personalities such as Pedro Laín Entralgo, Dámaso Alonso, Severo Ochoa, John Elliott and the seven fathers of the Constitution. To improve society he proposes taking a more careful look around us, a heightened ethical sense and a greater sense of humour.

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