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Antoni Tàpies

Data de nascimento: 13. Dezembro 1923
Data de falecimento: 6. Fevereiro 2012

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Antoni Tàpies i Puig, marquês de Tàpies foi um pintor catalão, considerado como um dos mais importantes do século XX.

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„For in order to be born again, you must die.“

—  Antoni Tàpies
Quote in 'Tapies, or the Materiality of Painting', by Klaus Dirscherl; as cited in Materialities of Communication, ed. Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, Karl Ludwig Pfeiffer, Stanford University Press, 1988, p. 192 (1970), the line is the motto of his text 'Nothing is Insignificant', written in 1970

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„In actual fact, contemplation is not a form of inactivity but an exercise.“

—  Antoni Tàpies
in his 1990 speech 'L'art modern, la mística i l'humor' ('Modern Art, Mysticism and Humour'), Barcelona: Editorial Empúries i Fundació Antoni Tàpies, 1993; as quoted in: 'Tàpies: From Within', June ─ November, 2013 - Presse Release, Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC), p. 13

„What I did [his artistic work in the 1940's] also served as a way to spit in the face of the well-meaning bourgeoisie...“

—  Antoni Tàpies
In 'Tapies, or the Materiality of Painting', by Klaus Dirscherl; as quoted in Materialities of Communication, ed. Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, Karl Ludwig Pfeiffer, Stanford University Press, 1988, p. 184

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„The highest wisdom incarnated in the poorest body. And even in straw mixed with manure: the final substances in which, by a rare miracle, the origin and strength of life emerge anew. The circle closes.“

—  Antoni Tàpies
In: 'Res no és mesquí', La pràctica de l'art, Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona: Ariel, 1970; as quoted in: 'Tàpies: From Within', June ─ November, 2013 - Presse Release, Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC ), p. 13, note 14 quote on using 'poor' materials, he used in his 'Arte Povera' works

„.. [the walls in the city] witnessed the martyrdom and the inhumane repression inflicted on our people.“

—  Antoni Tàpies
In a 1969 essay of Tàpies; as quoted in 'Marble Dust & More, in Miami's Antoni Tàpies Exhibit' by Elisa Turner, at 'Hamptons Art Hub – Art unrestricted', March 18, 2015

„My illusion is to have something to transmit. If I can't change the world, at least I want to change the way people look at it.“

—  Antoni Tàpies
a quote from Tàpies' talk, when his museum opened in 1990; as quoted in 'Antoni Tàpies a Painter With Textures, Dies at 88', by William Grimes, in 'The New York Times', 8 Febr, 2012, p. B17

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„It is essential to bear in mind that the world of the mystics, like that of modern physics, cannot always be 'explained' in normal words, but often 'shows' itself the better through visual images.. [from the accumulation of matter and of objects to the radicalism of a gesture, it is a matter of] painting the essential and nothing more (Tàpies is citing here Llull)“

—  Antoni Tàpies
in his 1990 speech 'L'art modern, la mística i l'humor' ('Modern Art, Mysticism and Humour'), Barcelona: Editorial Empúries i Fundació Antoni Tàpies, 1993; as quoted in: 'Tàpies: From Within', June ─ November, 2013 - Presse Release, Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC), p. 12 insisting on his 'magma works' like 'Montseny-Montnegre' and 'Díptic amb dues formes corbes' (Diptych with Two Curved Shapes), 1988.

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