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Cal·ligrafia III, 1971

Calligraphy III, 1971
During a long and eclectic career, between 1970 and 1973 Robert Llimós produced a series of minimalist graphic and geometric explorations that took the form of rhythmically repeated calligraphic strokes, superimposed lines, and repeated circles and lines, filling drawings, tarpaulins and large canvases. In these works Llimós creates a relationship of tense lines on the support until they occupy the entire surface, becoming the sole protagonists. Freed from the restrictions of representation, the work is constructed as a pure exercise in rhythmic structuring, which is not only graphic but gestural.

Technical details

Original title:
Cal·ligrafia III
Registration number:
0205
Artist:
Llimós, Robert
Date created:
1971
Date acquired:
1996
Fonds:
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation
Object type:
Painting
Media:
Acrylic on plastic canvas
Credits:
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation
Copyright:
© Robert Llimós, VEGAP, Barcelona
It has accessibility resources:
No

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