Personatge
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1959
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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.

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original title
Personatge
year of acquisition
1997
type of object
Painting
dimensions
63x48
Copyright
© Josep Maria de Sucre
registration number
R.0998
date
1959
fonds
Col·lecció MACBA. Dipòsit de la Generalitat de Catalunya
media
Wax on sized paper on wood
credits
MACBA Collection. Government of Catalonia long-term loan. National Collection of Art. Formerly Salvador Riera Collection
original title
Personatge
registration number
R.0998
date
1959
year of acquisition
1997
fonds
Col·lecció MACBA. Dipòsit de la Generalitat de Catalunya
type of object
Painting
media
Wax on sized paper on wood
dimensions
63x48
credits
MACBA Collection. Government of Catalonia long-term loan. National Collection of Art. Formerly Salvador Riera Collection
Copyright
© Josep Maria de Sucre
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