Lithograph "Rouge et vert" by Antoni Clavé (1913-2005).
Work titled "Rouge et vert" of 77 x 56 cm. The work is hand signed in the lower right corner and numbered 36/75 in the lower left.
The work is framed with glass.
There are white areas in the 4 corners (can be seen in the photos), due to a previous framing. A certificate of authenticity issued in 1975 is attached.
Antoni Clavé i Sanmartí (Barcelona, Spain, 5th of April, 1913 - Saint-Tropez, France, 30th of August, 2005) was a Spanish painter, engraver and sculptor. In 1930 he entered the School of Art of Barcelona where he remained for two years. After finishing his studies, he began his work as a poster artist. At the end of the Spanish Civil War, he was exiled to France, making his first exhibition in Perpignan in 1939. He later moved to Paris, the city where he lived until 1956, the year he moved to Saint-Tropez. In Paris he began his career as an illustrator and theatre decorator. His first pictorial works were influenced by authors such as Édouard Vuillard and, above all, Pierre Bonnard.
When residing in the French capital, Clavé's work is often enrolled in the Paris School together with that of other artists such as Pablo Picasso, Juan Gris, Joan Miró or Antonio Saura. In 1944 he met Picasso personally, beginning a friendship that lasted until the death of the painter from Málaga. From that date, Clavé began to develop a work with a different plastic and less classic.
In 1954 he left the decoration to devote himself to painting.
In the 1960s he paid homage to El Greco. At this time his works reflect the influences received from the classics and the Baroque authors. The theme of the gentleman of the hand in the chest takes special relevance, a reference that will be repeated in Clavé's future works. This period is characterised by the definitive step to abstraction.
In the 1970s, the evolution of Clavé's work continues, using diverse techniques such as collage, inventing new techniques such as papier froissé, the result of a technical coincidence in the use of spray on crumpled papers. In 1978, the National Museum of Modern Art in Paris, now the Georges Pompidou Centre, dedicated the first retrospective that made Clavé one of the most prestigious artists of his generation.
In the 1980s he dedicated a series of works to Picasso under the title of A don Pablo. His latest works are characterised by the recreation of textures within abstraction, with a profuse use of papier froissé.
In 1984 the Spanish State recognised his artistic value with the exhibition of more than 100 of its works in the Spanish pavilion of the Venice Biennale. That same year he was awarded the Gold Medal of the Generalitat de Cataluña.
Dimensions without frame: 76 cm (Height) x 57 cm (width)
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- Antoni Clavé (1913-2005)
- Titel des Kunstwerks
- Rouge et vert
- Carborundum Gravur, Lithographie
- exzellenter Zustand
- 92×77.5×5 cm