A tribute to the Catalan artist Antoni TàpiesDeath of an artist
Antoni TàpiesHe was born in 13th December1923 in Barcelona. He was aCatalan artist. He loved paintingand he was a famous sculptor.His pictorical movement was theinformal art. He founded his ownfundation in1990 in Barcelona.He had a famous teacher, Picasso.He died in 6 February 2012 inBarcelona when he was 88 yearsold.
ZoomYear: 1946Technique: Oil on canvasLocation: Fundació Antoni TàpiesArt style: ImpressionismPurpose: Rejection of modern civilization.The work reveals the desire to return to a pre-industrial world.
Newsprint Cross (Creu de paper de diari)Year: 1946-1947.Technique: Paint, ink and collage on paper.Location: Fundació Antoni Tàpies.Art style: Symbolist.Purpose: Represents the synthesis ofeverything material and spiritual.
ParafaragamusYear: 1949.Technique: Oil on canvas.Location: Fundació Antoni Tàpies.Art style: Cubism and Surrealism.Purpose: he represents a flower,describing the flower’s world in a fantastic way.
Metal Shutter and Violin (Porta metàl·lica i violí)Year: 1995.Technique: Paint on object-assemblage.Location: Fundació Antoni Tàpies.Art style: Surrealism and Impressionism.Purpose: to reveal the spirituality andbeauty that exists in the lowest forms .
Year: 1969.Technique: Assemblage on canvas.Location: Fundació Antoni Tàpies.Art style: conceptualism.Purpose: the two opposites that formthe universe: feminine-masculine,yin-yang, good-evil, up-down.The fire reached the Earth from a sparkthat fell from the sun.
Cloud and Chair Núvol i cadiraYear: 1990.Technique: Anodised aluminiumand stainless steel.InstallationLocation: Fundació Antoni Tàpies.Art style: Informalism/conceptualism.Purpose: Alludes to a meditative attitude, thought and the aesthetic contemplation.
Mural at the Catalonia pavillionYear: 1992.Technique: Acrilic painting on the wall.Location: Sevilla. (expo Sevilla)Art style: Informalism.Purpose: He wanted to show the Catalan influence in Spain.He show to the people that Catalunya is beautiful and important.
Tribute to PicassoYear: 1981.Technique: Impressionism and Modernist.Location: Parc de la Ciutadella.Art style: Informalism. SculpturePurpose: Represents the conformist natureof a well-to-do society and the rebellion ofanother society in the throes of change.
Self PortraitYear: 1945.Technique: Ink on paper.Location: Landesmuseum Mainz (Deutschland)Art style: Surrealism.Purpose: He wanted to show his own ideas,and his dreams.
The Four ChroniclesYear: 1990.Technique: Oil on wood.Location: Palau de la Generalitat.Art style: abstract.Purpose: He wanted to show the most 4 important events of theCatalan history, the Four Chronicles.