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La grande étude IV, 1957-1958

The Large Study IV, 1957-1958
Painting, 134 x 87.3 cm
Pablo Palazuelo’s training as an architect initiated his interest in mathematics and physics, which was soon expanded with the discovery of Eastern philosophies, esotericism and the Kabbalah. The apparent simplicity of his abstract compositions hides a framework of theoretical references. Rather than producing a limited and closed object, his geometries try to express change and metamorphosis. Although formally working with polygons, prisms, rectangles and other geometric forms, Palazuelo is interested in the intrinsic energy and movement emanating from them. His compositions demand the viewer’s active imagination. He addresses what the eye, when looking rather than identifying visually, can ‘see inside’ or ‘know’.

Technical details

Original title:
La grande étude IV
Registration number:
3135
Artist:
Palazuelo, Pablo
Date created:
1957-1958
Date acquired:
2008
Status:
On display
Fonds:
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation
Object type:
Painting
Media:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
134 x 87.3 cm (height x width)
Room:
Meier Building, Level 1, Rooms 3 and 4
Credits:
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Fundación Repsol Collection
Copyright:
© Fundación Palazuelo
It has accessibility resources:
No

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