VICTOR HUGO THE DARK ROMANTICIST
Materia: Monografías de arte contemporáneo
For decades, this visionary writer also pursued a passion for painting. With his depictions of whimsical characters living on the fringes of society, he paid tribute to Goya, while his magical and somber renderings of cathedrals and palaces conjure up the spirits of the past whose precious relics he believed to be endangered. Victor Hugo handled his painting materials with a seemingly limitless freedom: daubing with sepia, and at times using unconventional materials such as coffee dregs or dust, his approach was often quite random, resulting in images of conjecture and vague possibilities. The catalogue includes some 80 works on paper.