Uruguay, 1891 - 1987
Ergasto Monichón was an opera singer at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires. In 1927, he was admitted to Vilardebó Hospital and was later transferred to Colonia Dr. Bernardo Etchepare, where he spent the rest of his life. Created mostly with coloured pencils, Monichón’s artwork suggests a religious tone not only due to the baroque nature of his compositions, but also because of the appearance and expressiveness of the figures he depicted. Surrounded by an atmosphere of sensuality and mysticism his characters have common characteristics such as big eyes and curly hair. His favourite subjects include biblical scenes and historical events.