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Composició, 1966

Composition, 1966
Painting, 102 x 165 cm
Part of the so-called Group of Catalans in Paris, from 1966 Jaume Xifra abandoned traditional pictorial tools to print images using artisanal templates and coloured aerosols following the pochoir or stencil technique, thus eliminating gestures and emotion. Xifra superimposes images taken from everyday life and advertising in compositions that critique consumer society. Shoes, cups, glasses and razors are deployed as if in an immense showcase, with a striking visual presence due to the contrast of negative-positive, the size of the objects, as well as their orientation and multiplication, mimicking the way in which today’s information society operates.

Technical details

Original title:
Composició
Registration number:
3672
Artist:
Xifra, Jaume
Date created:
1966
Date acquired:
2009
Fonds:
MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
Object type:
Painting
Media:
Painting on canvas
Dimensions:
102 x 165 cm (height x width)
Credits:
MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
Copyright:
© Jaume Xifra, VEGAP, Barcelona
It has accessibility resources:
No

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