Gabriel Atencio Ruiz

Hero and human

Print edition : November 28, 2014

''Last Days of the Liberator in San Pedro Alejandrino's House'', at the exhibition ''Semblanza Del Liberatador Simon Bolivar'', in New Delhi. Photo: S. Subramanium

Gabriel Atencio Ruiz.

A work showing Simon Bolivar as a child , with his “Negra Matea”. Bolivar’s parents died in his childhood and he was brought up with the children of black slaves. Photo: S. Subramanium

Bolivar at the Puerta Del Sol in Peru. Photo: S. Subramanium

“Simon Bolivar receiving the British legion”. Photo: S. Subramanium

“My Old Boat” shows a fisherman repairing his boat. Photo: S. Subramanium

''Bolivar escapes from attack in Santa Fe de Bogota'', shows the general escaping through the window of a woman's boudoir. Photo: S. Subramanium

The Colombian-born artist Gabriel Atencio Ruiz brings the South American hero Simon Bolivar to us in flesh and blood.
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