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Superimposition of grey matter

  • Antonio Tàpies. ‘Superposition de matière grise’. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. Madrid © De las reproducciones autorizadas, VEGAP, 2011

    Antonio Tàpies. ‘Superposition de matière grise’. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. Madrid © De las reproducciones autorizadas, VEGAP, 2011

     
  

Category

Painting

Date

20th century (1961)

Cultural background

Contemporary

Original title

Superposition de matière grise

Work by Tàpies for the 3rd Spanish-American Art Biennial in Barcelona. In this piece he uses the canvas as if it were a real wall, the protagonist of the end production.

Antoni Tàpies has constantly explored different creation fields: painting, sculpture, graphic work and writing, creating an unequivocal identity, whose projection and influence are a reference for future generations of artists. This work enables us to contemplate the evolution of his language, from his initial images to the creation of his works. The artist uses the density of the canvas with incisions, peeling, graffiti and collages, treating it as an open space, which prevails in most of his production. Later on, by combining materials, textures and letters, he emphasises the study of everyday elements and objects, which boost the presence of real objects and reflect the transformation of elements.

Details of the work

Object
Painting

Dimensions
197 x 263 cm

Technique
Cement and oil and on canvas stuck on a board

  

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