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Don Verano

The Great Pretender

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“The Great Pretender”

Acrylic on Canvas

24” x 24”



"The Great Pretender is a painting of a depressed clown. He is a clown whose job is to make everyone happy. He expresses joy through his ideas, words, and jokes. With various tricks, he amazes people around him. However, in my painting, he appears to be unhappy. Regardless of his colorful costume, his eyes are sad. Contrary to the loud laughter of the people, he is sorrowful. Nobody knows about it except him. Overall, I went for an impressionistic look. I also drew a silver grid on the front to represent the barrier between his happiness and sadness. THE GREAT PRETENDER WORD Is seen on my painting.”


"Dante Bon Verano also known as Don is a graduate of Fine Arts at Technological University of the Philippines. Had won several Art Competitions, National and International. A Figurative Artist, also knows cubism, realism, and abstract styles. He uses his Direct Analytical Cubism style or technique most of the time, Keen on detail. Recently, He is one of the Finalist in GSIS Competition 2021 for Non-Representational Category, Last June 2021. He grab the Juror's Choice Award in Tarlac National Art Competition. He won 3rd Grand Prize in Robinson's ARTablado National Competition last 2020. Currently, Don Verano is actively participating in various exhibits."