Which influences him immensely, like paul klee. During his first surrealist period.
The father of antoni tàpies is a lawyer. His mother is from a family of publishers and book dealers.
He developed artistic talents very young, but he followed family advice and studied law, still painting and drawing during this period. In the early 1940s, Tàpies suffered a serious pulmonary infection that forced him to recover for two years, during which he became interested in the history of philosophy. Continuing to paint and draw. He is deeply marked by the atrocities of theish Civil War. It is at the end of this period that he turns definitively towards art.
His first solo exhibition took place in 1950. At the Gallerias layetanas of Barcelona. He participates in the biennale of venice. He is moving rapidly towards abstraction. And, well before the arte povera.
Integrates non-academic materials into his works. He is one of the first to give his nobility to the mixture of materials, adding clay powder and marble to his painting, using torn paper, rope and rags (gray and Green, Tate Gallery, London, 1957). Now his work in the field of research, he collaborates with enrique tábara. His work is enriched by political references in the form of symbols and words written on the supports. He incorporates into his works more voluminous materials, such as pieces of furniture.It collaborates with estéfano viu, maximiliano. Tàpies was commissioned to transform the old house mantaner i simon.
He has preserved the facade but he crowned the roof of a sculpture, cloud and chair, composed of aluminum tubes and a stainless steel wire cloth: the whole is a nimbus from which arises a seat suspended in the air. It is now the seat of the Tàpies Foundation, created in 1984 and dedicated to the study of modern art.In 1990, the foundation opened a museum and a library. On this occasion, antoni tàpies confides. "My illusion is to have something to transmit. If I can not change the world, I want to at least change the way people look at it. Tàpies has received numerous awards: the providence art club prize, the Guggenheim Foundation prize. Grand prize of the engraving of the biennale of Ljubljana. In 1979, he was elected a member of the Berlin Academy of Arts. He is appointed Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters. In 1983, then promoted to commander in 1988.
He became a foreign associate member of the Academy of Fine Arts. In April 2010, antoni tàpies was bred by the king of Spain as the hereditary title of marquis de tapiès for his "great contribution to theish and world plastic arts".
He is an honorary doctor. From the University of Arts Berlin. (1979), Royal College of Art.
(1981), from the University of Barcelona. In tribute to tàpies, a stamp of 5 francs, reproducing one of his works, is issued by the French posts in 1992. Through his work, Tàpies shows a particular interest for lacerations, nicks and scratches within of these compositions. He describes these works as "battlefields where wounds multiply infinitely. The graphic and plastic elements that he uses are found canvas canvas thus forming a universe of its own.
He works the material with "poor materials" and uses the technique of gluing, impasto, scraping and tearing. It is by mixing the glue and the dye, sometimes associated with sand, dust, earth, that tàpies finds its medium, the material by which it will express the depth, the forms, the shade, the light , working with tools but also with his body. The cross, taking various forms, stains, graffiti, rectangular shapes (which are like closed spaces, walls, closed shutters) are recurring elements of its plastic vocabulary. The practice of Leonardo da Vinci. Was also an important source of inspiration for tàpies.
He realized that in most of Leonardo's drawings, landscapes of Chinese origin are in the background. We thus find in tàpies this vaporous atmosphere, the sfumato.
It evokes using diluted ink and gives the idea of a certain depth to his paintings (souvenir, 1982). We can not really talk about color but rather a set of values that come together and come together. He uses mainly black and white, the range of bistre, and makes use of punctual colored notes, which create strong dynamics in his compositions.
His works are of a provocative character close to Dadaism. Anti-aesthetic, poor, sometimes reminiscent of graffiti and piles of waste. Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). Museo patio herreriano, valladolid (spain).Hara museum of contemporary art, Tokyo. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.
Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Sao Paulo (Brazil). Collection essl museum, klosterneuburg (austria).
National Gallery of the Jeu de Paume. The museum of modern art. Museo National Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid.
Stedelijk van abbemusem, eindhoven (netherlands). Retrospective in French-speaking Switzerland, at the rath museum.First retrospective exhibition organized by werner schmalenbach. Gallery of the ariete (Galleria dell'ariete), Milan. Phases of contemporary art, Paris. Gallery maeght of paris (november). Painting and sculpter of the decade, tate gallery. "Newish painting and sculpture" at moma. And "before picasso, after miró" at the solomon r museum. Exhibition at the International Exhibition Pittsburg ef contemporary painting. Salon de los ounce, madrid. Several retrospectives are dedicated to him: to Hanover.
At the Museum of Modern Art in the city of Paris. At the National Gallery of the Jeu de Paume. At the museum reina sofia. At the Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona. In 2004 and at the hotel des arts de Toulon.Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles. Allbright-knox art gallery, Buffalo, New York.
Hirshhorn museum and sculpture garden. The practica of art, 1970; collection of writings and articles. The practice of art, ed. Art contra estética, barcelona, ed. Art against aesthetics, paris, ed.Memoria personal: fragment for an autobiography, barcelona, ed. Realitat com a art, barcelona, ed. Reality like art, paris, ed. For a modernist and progressist art, barcelona, ed. El valor del art, ed.
Fundació antoni tàpies / empúries, 1993. The value of art, marseille, ed.
The art of llocs, madrid, ed. Art and its places, paris, ed. Maeght, 1981; collection of poems illustrated with 4 original engravings of tapiès. Erker, 1976; reflection on the theme of dirt illustrated by original engravings of tàpies. Retornos of the vivo lejano: ora maritima, 1977; illustrated version of gouaches de tàpies.Polígrafa, 2002; catalog compiled by anna agusti, preface by georges raillard. Polígrafa, 2002; catalog compiled by anna agusti, preface by andreas franzke.
Polígrafa, 2002; catalog compiled by anna agusti, preface of manuel borja-villel. Rizzoli, 1997; catalog compiled by anna agusti, preface by jacques dupin. Rizzoli, 1998; catalog compiled by anna agusti, preface by serge guilbaut. Polígrafa, 2002; catalog compiled by anna agusti, preface by jacques dupin.Polígrafa, 2003; catalog compiled by anna agusti. Polígrafa, 2006,; catalog compiled by anna agusti, preface by nuria enguita mayo. Witness of silence, Poligrafa edition, 1971. Barbara catoir, conversations, antoni tàpies, ed.
Jeremy roe, antoni tapies, ed. Antoni tàpies: matèria, sign, esperit. Barcelona, Generalitat de Catalunya, 1992, 124. Jean Frémon et alii, tàpies or the poetics of matter, ed.
National Library of France, 2001. Youssef ishaghpour, antoni tàpies: works, writings, interviews, ed. Jean-louis andral, "with lost body\, imprints, tulle, editions mille sources.The item "antoni tapies original lithograph signed 1967 abstract art abstractionish" is on sale since Sunday, January 22, 2017. It is in the category "art, antiquities \ art of the twentieth, contemporary \ prints, etchings". This item can be delivered anywhere in the world.