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Retrat de Josep Maria de Sucre, 1948

Portrait of Josep Maria de Sucre, 1948
Painting, 100 x 81 cm
Josep Maria de Sucre is largely remembered for his portraits of disturbed and disturbing characters. His men and women have obsessive faces, with hallucinated eyes that suggest inner universes of great existential intensity. Indebted to Expressionism, and to a certain extent Primitivism, his works evoke an association with the world of Paul Klee, whom Sucre admired. Executed with broad brushstrokes and an almost tenebrist use of colour and tonal contrast, Sucre’s characters condense much of the pain associated with the twentieth century.

Technical details

Original title:
Retrat de Josep Maria de Sucre
Registration number:
Mercadé, Jordi
Date created:
Date acquired:
On loan
MACBA Collection. Government of Catalonia long-term loan
Object type:
Oil on canvas
100 x 81 cm (height x width)
MACBA Collection. Government of Catalonia long-term loan. National Collection of Art. Formerly Salvador Riera Collection
© Jordi Mercadé, VEGAP, Barcelona
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