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Suite Montseny No. 8

Suite Montseny No. 8

Artist: Antoni Tàpies (Spanish, born 1923)
Date: 1993
Medium: etching with chine collé
Dimensions:
Plate Mark: 4 7/8 x 7 1/8 in. (12.4 x 18.1 cm)
Support: 12 7/16 x 17 5/8 in. (31.6 x 44.8 cm)
Mat: 13 13/16 x 19 1/8 in. (35.1 x 48.6 cm)
Classification: Graphic
Credit Line: Gift of Marjorie Devon, 2011
Keywords and Associated Locations:
Object number: 2011.18.1
Description
This etching is from a suite of etchings titled after Barcelona’s highest mountain, an homage to the artist’s birthplace. Tapies is one of the best-known postwar Spanish artists. Printmaking is an important and active part of Tapies artistic practice. This etching reflects the artist’s use of a self-styled vocabulary of marks, including the cross which often appears in his paintings and prints. Other calligraphic markings are his own glyphs, which can be considered a sort of surrealist automatic writing, a movement that held great interest to Tapies when he was first becoming active as an artist in the 1940s. He became active in printmaking in the 1950s.
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