Antoni Tapies Foundation Evening Talk
We are delighted to be hosting an illustrated survey of the work of the celebrated international artist Antoni Tapies given by Maria Sellares Perez from the Tapies Foundation in Barcellona. The talk including a short film of the artist painting and a large catalogue of his works shown on screen has been compiled specifically for this evening at Newlyn School of Art. Tapies has been one of the most influential artists of his time. For a short biography and summary of his career please see the below text. Tickets for the evening are limited and can either be purchased via the check out on this page for £7.50 or for Newlyn School of Art Members the entry to all of our Evening Talks is free of charge (Members please note that you still need to get in touch with us to let us know you are needing a place).
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Antoni Tàpies (Barcelona, 1923-2012)
'By the 1940s, Antoni Tapies was already exhibiting work that distinguished him among the artistic scene of the moment. Influenced by Miró and Klee, he became increasingly interested in iconographic and magical subjects. He gradually began to incorporate geometrical elements and colour studies leading to an interest in matter through the use of heavily textured canvases of great expressive and communicative possibilities. With these works, Tàpies achieved international recognition by the mid-1950s. In the 1960s, he began incorporating new iconographic elements (writing, signs, anthropomorphic elements, footprints and references to the Catalan situation), and new technical methods (new surfaces, use of everyday objects and varnish). Tàpies’ pictorial language has continued to develop ever since, resulting in a creative and productive body of work that is admired throughout the world'.
Text from the website of the Tapies Foundation.
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