In the tenth chapter of the Great Encyclopedia of Chile we have gotten to know the life and work of noteworthy people that devoted their lives to different artistic disciplines.
– Gabriela Mistral was a teacher and diplomat, but she is known worldwide for her poetry work, which earned her the Nobel Prize for literature. This distinction was also received by another Chilean, Pablo Neruda.
– Vicente Huidobro is considered the father of Creationism and one of the most revolutionary poets of the XX century.
– Pablo de Rokha and Nicanor Parra received the National Literature Award in 196 and 1969, respectively.
Storytellers and novelists
– Marta Brunet and Maria Luisa Bombal were two standout storytellers. Brunet adhered to the criollismo trend (later, she had oniric influences), and Bombal worked around surrealist themes and styles.
– In his book Sub Terra, Baldomero Lillo portrayed the hard life of the coal miners, and in Sub Sole, he described the peasant world.
– With his novel Coronacion (Coronation, 1957), Jose Donoso consolidated his international fame.
– Nemesio Antunez and Roberto Matta were cutting edge painters that tried diverse themes and techniques.
– Claudio Arrau is considered one of the greatest pianists of the last century.