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11 June ̵26 October 2014

Antoni Tàpies. Collection, # 8

The Fundació presents a new selection of works by Antoni Tàpies belonging to the fonds of the Collection. The show, which this time is centred in Space A, includes different creative periods of the artist from the 1940s to the present, and illustrates the development of typologies, techniques and materials used by Tàpies.

It begins with a selection of works from the two years 1948–49 that exemplify Tàpies’ Surrealist period, starting with the founding in 1948 of the magazine Dau al Set along with other artists and writers. In the works of this period we find references to Miró, Ernst and Klee. The exhibition also features a selection of the matter paintings characteristic of his mature work, in which the materials create dense and opaque surfaces, for example Forma negra sobre quadrat gris, 1960, and Llit marró, 1960. You can also see a selection of works that incorporate the object (such as Pila de plats, 1970, and Gran blanc amb llauna blava, 1972), and the so-called ‘honey paintings’ of the eighties in which the protagonist is varnish (Díptic de Vernis, 1984; Sinuós de vernís sobre negre, 1983). The exhibition also includes one work from the 1990s in which we see the artist’s interest in the conceptual aspect of painting as medium (Terra d’ombra I, 1998).

The presentation finishes with a screening of the documentary A. T. Alfabet Tàpies , 2004, directed by Daniel Hernández and produced by ALEA docs & films and BCNmultimedia , which is shown in the auditorium of the Foundation (Space C).

A. T. Alfabet Tàpies
Duration: 52 min
Language: Catalan original version, with subtitles in English, Spanish and French

List of works
Personatge, 1949
Projecte, 1949
Original copy of Dau al Set (September 1948)
Original copy of Dau al Set (December 1949)

L’imitador del cant de rossinyol, 1948
Paratge de Mus, 1948
Gran blanc amb llauna blava, 1972
Pila de plats, 1970
Gran marró sobre fusta foradada, 1973
Sèrie Negre, núm. I-XIV, 1967
Forma negra sobre quadrat gris, 1960
Llit marró, 1960
Díptic de vernís, 1984
Lingam. Forma embenada, 1988
Al teu peu, 1989
Sinuós de vernís sobre negre, 1983
Terra d’ombra I, 1998

Antoni Tàpies, Personatge, 1949