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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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„In our world, in which religious images are losing their meaning, in which our customs are getting more and more secular, we are losing our sense of the eternal. I think it’s a loss that has done a great deal of damage to modern art. Painting is a return to origins.“

— Antoni Tàpies
In an interview on the BBC arts program 'Omnibus', (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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„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

„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

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„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

„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

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