Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona
The Fundació Antoni Tàpies in Barcelona is an art museum which is well worth a visit.
Possibly everyone who has wandered through the Gràcia district of Barcelona has seen the Foundation’s beautiful Modernistic building with the distinctive “yarn” – actually the sculpture Núvol i Cadira (Cloud and Chair) created by Tàpies in 1990 – that tops its main facade on Carrer d’Aragó.
As the museum’s name suggests, the collection mostly comprises works by the Catalan artist Antoni Tàpies (Barcelona, 1923-2012).
Composed of paintings, sculptures, drawings, art books, and prints, the collection encompasses all the four artistic periods of Tàpies.
Drawings and portraits dating to the ’40s, various “matter paintings” of the ’50s and ’60s, a large number of sculptural objects made in the ’60s and the early ’70s, “varnishes” of the ’80s, along with sculptures and objects made in the ’90s, a period in in which the artist experimented with unconventional materials, sheet metal, for example, used sometimes as painting support
Very active in promotion and dissemination of modern and contemporary art, the Tàpies Foundation organizes special exhibitions, seminars, talks, educational programs for children and schools, and workshop usually focused on its collection, or the theme of the exhibitions on the program.
Fundació Antoni Tàpies, photo Inexhibit, 2014
Fundació Antoni Tàpies, photos Calafellvalo, 2010
Antoni Tapies, “Porta metàl·lica i violí”, 1956, courtesy Fundaciò Antoni Tàpies
Antoni Tàpies,” Armari”, 1973 and background, “A la memòria de Salvador Puig Antich”,1974, (via Art Neutre?)
Bottom and cover-image photo (c) Inexhibit
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