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Conversaciones con Tàpies
Conversaciones con Tàpies

Conversaciones con Tàpies

ART

176 Pages, 6.5 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $18.95 (US $18.95) (CA $20.95)

Publication Date: December 2013

ISBN 9788492979318

Rights: US & CA

Ediciones Barataria (Dec 2013)

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Overview

Art history scholar Imma Julián discusses a wide range of topics with the great Spanish painter Antoni Tàpies in this collection of candid dialogues that takes readers into the artist's mind. The conversations span the period from the mid-1970s to recent times and center on experiences and personal and shared memories from the dramatic postwar years to the arrival of democracy in Spain. What emerges is a portrait of a man who, despite having achieved international acclaim and success, was wholly dedicated to representing the humblest urban landscape, searching his surroundings and within himself for the elements necessary to communicate with his contemporaries through a unique and highly individualistic language. Included are Tapies's musings on the ethical and political responsibilities of his job; the intellectual magnitude of a tireless worker; his admiration for other greats, such as Pablo Picasso and Joan Miro; his philias and phobias; and his contempt for trends.La erudita de la historia del arte Imma Julián conversa con el gran pintor español Antoni Tàpies acerca de una amplia gama de temas en esta recopilación de diálogos cándidos que adentra al lector en la mente del artista. Las conversaciones abarcan el periodo desde mediados de los años 70 hasta fechas recientes y se centran en vivencias y recuerdos personales o compartidos desde los dramáticos años de la posguerra hasta la llegada de la democracia a España. Lo que emerge es un retrato de un hombre que, a pesar de haber logrado la aclamación y el éxito internacional, estaba completamente dedicado a la representación del paisaje urbano más humilde, buscando a su alrededor y dentro de sí mismo los elementos necesarios para la comunicación con sus contemporáneos a través de un lenguaje único y personalísimo. Se incluyen las reflexiones de Tàpies sobre la carga ética y política de su trabajo; la envergadura intelectual de un trabajador infatigable; su admiración por otros grandes, como Pablo Picasso y Joan Miró; sus filias y fobias; y su desprecio por las modas.

Author Biography

Imma Julián is the head of the art history department at the University of Barcelona, a board member of the Museum of Contemporary Spanish Engravings in Marbella, and an art critic. Antoni Tàpies was a painter, a sculptor, an art theorist, and one of the leaders of the Spanish Informalism movement.