Collection

Retrat amb cabell lila

Portrait with Lilac Hair

Fecha:
1960
Tipo obra:
Painting
Material:
Cera sobre paper
Medidas:
64x49
Procedencia:
MACBA Collection. Government of Catalonia long-term loan. Formerly Salvador Riera Collection
Registre núm:
0999

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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