A Master of Light and Shadows, Chilean Painter Claudio Bravo, Has Died at Age 74

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TAROUDANT, MOROCCO.- He had the gift of perceiving reality and translate it onto the canvas, with its lights and shadows, to the extent that many called him “the master of light”. Considered the most prestigious Chilean painter alive, Claudio Bravo moved to Southern Morocco 39 years ago, where he died Saturday night at age 74. Early reports indicated that his death had been caused by an attack of epilepsy, an illness that had been recently detected. But his friend and gallerist, Ana Maria Stagno, who manages the exhibition of his work in Chile, said Bravo suffered two heart attacks that caused his death. “I talked to Bashir, his partner and right hand man in Morocco and he told me that Claudio had arrived from Paris where he had gone to see a cardiologist. These two heart attacks were tremendous, he was taken to hospital in Taroudant, but they could do nothing,” said the Director of AMS Marlborough Gallery. A wake for Bravo was held during the day yesterday at his farm in