ANTONI TAPIES: IMAGE BODY PATHOS

Schmidt, Eva; Tapies, Antoni

Snoeck

2011

ISBN: 9783940953926

Language: German/English

Category: Contemporary art monographs

Born in 1923 in Barcelona, Antoni Tàpies is one of the greatest Spanish artists. He first concerned himself with copying classical masters, but only after a trip to Paris and his discovery of Art Brut and Jean Dubuffet he changed his style. He now layers the texture of his canvas with sand and marble dust which is then mixed with paint in order to create brittle, occasionally even colourless archetypes made up of everyday objects, magical elements and religious symbols. The exhibition at the Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen has brought together a series of loan works alongside the works from the Lambrecht-Schadeberg Collection.

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