Date 1982
Dimensions 80" x 30" x 1 1/2"
Category Painting
Medium Acrylic on canvas
Genre Abstract
Period 20th Century
Collection Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico Collection
Acknowledgement Gift of: José y Carmen Ana Unanue

Tony Bechara

"Bayadère" (1982)


Painter, printmaker. Bechara attended Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and the School of Jurisprudence and Diplomacy at that same university. He spent one year at the Sorbonne in Paris and, finally, entered New York University. Later, he attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Since 1977 he has taken part in numerous group and solo exhibits in Puerto Rico, the United States, Europe, and Latin America. In 2006 he was awarded first prize by the California Museum of Latin American Art. His conceptual interest, in his own words, centers on the dynamics of color and the expressive possibilities of Pointillism and abstract geometry. Each painting is constructed in a predetermined number of colors, distributed systematically but applied at random as countless dots and daubs. The general pattern that results is, then, unpredictable. His work is related to “automatic painting” and the uncontrolled gestures of Dadaists such as Hans Arp and Surrealists such as André Masson.