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Relacions, 1960

Relationships, 1960
Work on paper (unique), 22.3 x 16.4 cm

The poetry of the spatial relationships between simple elements located in a pictorial field is converted into an aesthetic feeling. But Llucià, of course, does not encounter the structures of repetition in any unilateral way. His work from 1957 to the present marks a series of different directions, united by major affinities of feeling, but fundamentally distinct in terms of orientation, concept and technique.
[…] An enemy of confessions and Romantic effusions, Llucià nevertheless injects a bristling sensibility into his brushmarks and scorings, and even into the surfaces of the zones, which never have the coldness of the “art of the draftsman,” although they do have the coldness that comes from the silver colour: that light of a winter morning, crystalline and tremulous, a little sad at bottom, but sustained.

Juan Eduardo Cirlot, 1960


Technical details

Original title:
Relacions
Registration number:
1641
Artist:
Llucià, Joaquim
Date created:
1960
Date acquired:
2001
Fonds:
MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
Object type:
Work on paper (unique)
Media:
Collage and oil on canvas
Dimensions:
22.3 x 16.4 cm (height x width)
Credits:
MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium. Gift of Lluís Llucià
Copyright:
© Joaquim Llucià
It has accessibility resources:
No

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The artist has to face the unknown with a positive mood and sink his teeth in without fear.
Eduardo Chillida