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Antoni Cumella
Sense títol
Untitled
1957
The work by Antoni Cumella (Granollers, 1913-1985) is characterised by an ongoing exploration of the forms and textures of ceramic volumes. Following along the lines of Llorens Artigas with the renewal of the language of ceramics, Cumella's pieces break free of its decorative nature and become fully-fledged sculptures. Cumella never approached ceramics as an applied art, but as an exploration of the material and three-dimensional forms in space. He reached creative maturity in the fifties, and in 1953 he began to create ceramic plaques and reliefs, which eventually led to his large volumes and architectural interventions. Cumella introduced Oriental high-temperature firing techniques (as Llorens Artigas had done before him) to his work with glazed stoneware – his material of choice due to its malleability – in order to achieve a quality that allowed him to dispense with all decorative elements and focus on exploring the material. This approach allowed Cumella to carry out the work that interested him: research on the spatial aspects and pictorial qualities of the material. Cumella's work contains a wide variety of forms: ovoids, spheres, bells, cylinders and cones, of different thickness and widths, which play mostly with rotation, but also include a great wealth of tones and subtleties of colour. Cumella chooses monochromes that are rich in nuances, gradations and granularity. With his architectural approach to ceramics, the artist offered a contemporary take on the glazed stoneware volume, and endowed it with the status of artistic object.
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original title
Sense títol
year of acquisition
2011
type of object
Object
dimensions
39 x 12 cm
Copyright
© Antoni Cumella
registration number
R.4175
date
1957
fonds
Col·lecció MACBA. Fundació MACBA
media
Glazed earthenware
credits
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Agrolimen
original title
Sense títol
registration number
R.4175
date
1957
year of acquisition
2011
fonds
Col·lecció MACBA. Fundació MACBA
type of object
Object
media
Glazed earthenware
dimensions
39 x 12 cm
credits
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Agrolimen
Copyright
© Antoni Cumella
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