Victor Mideros ( Ibarra, 1888 - Exempt, 1968 ) was an Ecuadorian painter.
In front of all the precursors of the modernization of the national art, a figure is raised like the representative of the traditional thing: Victor Mideros. The bourgeoisie sees in him the great painter who satisfies his devotion and its spiritualist vision with the world anchored in certain symbols between esoteric monks and…. he was painter who did not let arrive at his fabrics the great social conflicts from the time.
Mideros becomes the average painter mimado of traditionalistic intellectuals, Church and public -, as it is known, always tremendously preservative. He pronounces envelope speeches - beginning by Velasco Ibarra-, books are written (" Victor Mideros" by Jose Rumazo, 1932 ), is sent raised praises (" Mideros is at this moment the most powerful painter of the South America ", Elizabeth Delbrück proclaimed by the years treintas ), awards repeated times: it gains prizes in " Mariano Aguilera" in 1917, 1924, 1927, 1928, 1930, 1931, 1932.
Between 1924 and 1935 … dominates the horizon of the plastic national. As of that year fast decline and for cincuentas begins, when prevailing the new forms, the artist - who was incapable to evolve and displayed to live on backs to the violent transformations of the contemporary art was itself marginalized like almost anachronistic artist and, in any case, very little representative of the contemporary Ecuadorian art.
In 1918 traveled to Rome, like associate to the Ecuadorian legation. He was already a painter of solid technique - it had learned it with Luis Toro Moreno and Rafael Troy, abierto to the luminance new features of Impressionism . But in Europe only seems to have interested in the Symbolism and certain mystical painting, and its return that showed… In 1924 it deserved the first prize in " Mariano Aguilera", with a picture that summarizes what would be the work of the artist throughout forty and five years… technical brilliant in composition, chromatic drawing and…
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