opinionesThe international art critic Raymond Charmet, author of the Modern Dictionary edited by Larousse, in reference to the artist’s Paris exhibition in 1973 has written the following: “Reality is not always happily (realistic) with the ferocity that such a word implies. He who possesses science and tact to domain and control it may see the wonderful faces of freshness and enchanting and fascinating beauty. It was necessary for an artist to come from such a privileged country as is Venezuela to remind us that. Such is the great achievement of Alvarez de Lugo, to give his art the milk of human tenderness, as Shakespeare would say.”
Raymond Charmet, Paris 1973

“Luis Alvarez de Lugo uses in his paintings a realistic language, through landscape,
flowers and portraits, filling them with life with splendorous blooms of light and color in a way similar of that of Tito Salas, or of the old Spanish school of Zuloaga, Lopez Mezquita and Alvarez Sotomayor, famous in their time. However, as a man of his time Alvarez de Lugo modernizes this style using experiences from new manifestations. That is how figurative realism exists that holds abstract forms that incorporate the traditional. The buildings of the urban landscape of Caracas, the face of the farmer, the figures worked with a spatula, faces and animals is a formal order without the coherence of art today”
Santiago Magariños, Professor of Art Universidad Central de Venezuela, 1968

“Alvarez de Lugo a figurative painter is an artist in the most ample consideration of the word. Aside from it all, without any intrigues or advertisement he performs his works quietly, to which he has devoted all of his time. Beautiful female figures, models seen within an exigent creating realism and landscapes of his Caracas. Academic Painter, disciple of such master and great drawer Ramon Martin Dubrac”
Oscar Rojas Jimenez. El Universal newspaper 12-29-68

“Alvarez de Lugo is faithful to the figurative gender and to this neoimpressionist style which he has constantly made a characteristic of his own, and which allows him to express with spontaneity and vitality and clear concepts, whatever the matter at hand, and always in an environment of national nature”
Adolfo Romero Luango, 1971

“In time the masterpieces of the painter shall remain an illustrative testimony of an era, since it is in there we find the reason of the sources in which he feeds, unquestionable merit of authenticity; leaving a portion of reality that the painter has interpreted at a distance, retroactively, thus it may be said that all paintings of Alvarez de Lugo are a clear, direct and true reflection of his days and society”
Rafael Paez

“From Venezuela, where he is a famous artist, his painting has achieved true translation of charm, both simple and subtle, of such a wonderful country. Fascinating and grandiose nature, being made into sweetness and harmony, young women of a charming grace, Alvarez de Lugo evokes all such subjects in one painting of impressionist realism perfectly balanced in which taste and science join masterfully.”
Raymond Charmet. Paris 1978