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Antoni Tàpies
birth
Barcelona, Spain, 13-12-1923
death
Barcelona, Spain, 6-2-2012
see too
Tàpies i Puig, Antoni
last update
19-03-2024
Antoni Tàpies (Barcelona, 1923–2012) began experimenting with art during his adolescence. His growing commitment to drawing and painting led him to abandon his law studies. In the forties, he began exhibiting his works, marked by a strong personality, and together with Joan Ponç, Joan Brossa and others, founded the avant-garde magazine Dau al Set (1948). While Tàpies’ painting showed the influence of Miró and Klee, he was soon adding the iconography, magic themes, geometry and colour studies that would result in his matter paintings. Following the Second World War and the advent of the atomic bomb that shocked artists on both sides of the Atlantic, Tàpies began to express a special interest in matter, earth, dust, atoms and particles. This trend is reflected in the use of materials that are alien to academic artistic expression, such as shoes or socks, and in the experimentation with new techniques. With strongly textured canvases and great expressive possibilities, in the mid-fifties Tàpies reached international recognition as one of the great innovators of Informalism. The matter paintings form a substantial part of the work of Tàpies, to whom matter was also magic, mimesis and alchemy. Aside from his artistic activities, which he could not conceive apart from the reality of life, Tàpies always maintained a strong moral commitment regarding political and social events. In the late sixties and early seventies, his involvement against the Franco regime intensified, and his works took on the marked character of denunciation. Also at this time, coinciding with the emergence of Arte Povera in Europe and post-Minimalism in the USA, Tàpies punctuated his work with objects, incorporating them into his language. In the following years until the end of his life, oriental culture became decisive in the artist’s production, with a renewed emphasis on matter, on the man-nature identity, and the denial of all dualism. His late works were marked by physical and spiritual reflection. Tàpies was an intellectual with a great literary and musical knowledge. He worked intensely in the field of graphic art, especially on collector’s books and folios made in collaboration with poets and writers like Alberti, Bonnefoy, Du Bouchet, Brodsky, Brossa, Daive, Dupin, Foix, Frémon, Gimferrer, Guillén , Jabès, Mestres Quadreny, Mitscherlich, Paz, Saramago, Takiguchi, Ullán, Valente and Zambrano, among others. Alongside his artistic activity, Tàpies developed a prolific career as a writer. Among his publications are: A A Personal Memoir (2010), and Collected Essays (2011), which includes essays published in Catalan in six separate books between 1970 and 1999 (The Practice of Art, Art against Aesthetic, Reality as Art, For a Modern and Progressive Art, The Value of Art, Art and Its Places) together with previously uncollected articles, lectures, and other texts. In 1984, with the aim of promoting the study and dissemination of contemporary art, Tàpies founded the Fundació Antoni Tàpies, located in the old publishing house Montaner i Simon, in the heart of Barcelona’s Eixample. Tàpies’s work has been exhibited in prominent international institutions and has received numerous awards and public recognition. His exhibitions include: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (1962); Kunsthaus, Zurich (1962); Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (1965); Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris (1973); Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin (1974); Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid (1990); Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno, Valencia (1992); Museum of Modern Art, New York (1992); Jeu de Paume, Paris (1994); and Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (2004).
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Complement miraculós
2000 - 2004
Antoni Tàpies
[Carpeta "Fondation de la Féderation Interncional des Jeunesses Musicales Marcel Cuvelier - René Nicoly"]
1992
Valerio Adami
Carpeta "XXV Artistes Catalans. Pavelló de Catalunya Expo'92"
1992
Rafael Bartolozzi
200 anys
1989
Antoni Tàpies
Vertical amb Sabata
1987
Antoni Tàpies
Silueta dempeus
1987
Antoni Tàpies
Formes i vernís
1986
Antoni Tàpies
Papier decoupé
1986
Antoni Tàpies
Paisatge blanc i negre I
1985
Antoni Tàpies
(Litografia)
1985
Antoni Tàpies
Ulls
1985
Antoni Tàpies
Collage de la creu
1985
Antoni Tàpies
L'estació
1984
Antoni Tàpies
Cap blanc
1982
Antoni Tàpies
3 i 4
1982
Antoni Tàpies
Dues formes boiroses
1980
Antoni Tàpies
Composició d'acrílic
1980
Antoni Tàpies
Cal·ligrafia amb petjades
1979
Antoni Tàpies
Blanc sobre cartró
1979
Antoni Tàpies
Rectangles grisos
1979
Antoni Tàpies
U no és ningú
1979
Antoni Tàpies
Composició amb rectangles
1977
Antoni Tàpies
Ull negre
1976
Antoni Tàpies
Joan Brossa i Antoni Tàpies
1973
Joan Brossa
Creus
1972
Antoni Tàpies
Composició
1971
Antoni Tàpies
Cap de gos
1968
Antoni Tàpies
Cartró en forma T
1968
Antoni Tàpies
Papier journal avec tâche noire
1964
Antoni Tàpies
Dues rodones (Composició)
1961
Antoni Tàpies
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Antoni Tàpies. Retrospectiva [Reportatge fotogràfic exposició]
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20-2-2004 - 25-4-2004
Grups Dau al Set, Sílex
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1984
Grups Dau al Set, Sílex
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1984
Dos Nadals (i quatre colors) / [Luis Poveda, J.V. Foix ; text de Joan Brossa; gravat de Tàpies; fotografia de Francesc Català-Roca]
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1983
U no és ningú / Joan Brossa ; Antoni Tàpies
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[1979]
U no és ningú / Joan Brossa ; Antoni Tàpies
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[1979]
U no és ningú / Joan Brossa ; Antoni Tàpies
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[1979]
Novel·la / Joan Brossa ; 31 litografies originals Antoni Tàpies
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1975
Antoni Tàpies : collages i assemblages : col·lecció de deu postals / [text: Pere Gimferrer]
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1975
Antoni Tàpies : collages i assemblages : col·lecció de deu postals / [text: Pere Gimferrer]
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1975
Antoni Tàpies : collages i assemblages : col·lecció de deu postals / [text: Pere Gimferrer]
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1975
Antoni Tàpies : collages i assemblages : col·lecció de deu postals / [text: Pere Gimferrer]
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1975
Antoni Tàpies : collages i assemblages : col·lecció de deu postals / [text: Pere Gimferrer]
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1975
"Llambrec material" : poemes de Shuzo Takiguchi, litografíes d'Antoni Tàpies : 9 setembre - 7 d'octubre 1975 / Galeria Ciento
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1975
"Llambrec material" : poemes de Shuzo Takiguchi, litografíes d'Antoni Tàpies : 9 setembre - 7 d'octubre 1975 / Galeria Ciento
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1975
"Llambrec material" : poemes de Shuzo Takiguchi, litografíes d'Antoni Tàpies : 9 setembre - 7 d'octubre 1975 / Galeria Ciento
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1975
"Llambrec material" : poemes de Shuzo Takiguchi, litografíes d'Antoni Tàpies : 9 setembre - 7 d'octubre 1975 / Galeria Ciento
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1975
Arte conceptual aquí
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1973
Texte. Antoni Mercader. Mai 1973, Barcelona
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1973
Des d'un got d'aigua fins al petroli / Joan Brossa ; dibuix: A. Tàpies
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1971
[Quadern de poemes / escrit i dissenyat per Joan Brossa ; traduït del català al francès per Anne-Marie Comert ; amb el títol dibuixat per Antoni Tàpies]
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1969
Frègoli / Joan Brossa ; litografies, Antoni Tàpies
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1969
Antoni Tàpies o l'escarnidor de diademes / oracle: Joan Brossa, text: Francesc Vicens ; fotos: Joaquim Gomis ; selecció i seqüència: J. Prats Vallès
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1967
Antoni Tàpies o l'escarnidor de diademes / oracle: Joan Brossa, text: Francesc Vicens ; fotos: Joaquim Gomis ; selecció i seqüència: J. Prats Vallès
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1967
Novel·la / Joan Brossa ; 31 litografies originals Antoni Tàpies
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1965
Exposición Surrealismo : del 23-12-64 al 11-1-65, galería de arte Grises, Bilbao : originales de Cuixart, Dalí, Jardiel, Millares, Miró, Ponç, Saura, Tàpies, Tharrats / [texto: J.M. Moreno Galván]
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1965
Antonio Tapies : lördagen den 24 oktober 1964, Galerie Burén
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1964
Tàpies : cartrons, papers, fustes i collages : obres del 1946 al 1964 : Sala Gaspar : inauguració el 7 de novembre
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[1964]
Tàpies : exposition du mai au 9 juin 1964-Galerie Stadler
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[1964]
Tàpies : 4 obras recientes
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1961
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Barcelona : exposición en el F.A.D., Cúpula del Coliseum, Avda. José Antonio 595
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[1960]