After a period of making paintings somewhat inspired by Surrealism, in 1953 Antoni Tàpies banished the figure entirely from his work. He began to use paint for its material qualities, applying it in thick layers, sometimes mixed with sand and cement. The results are large, almost monochrome expanses of black, grey and shades of ochre, which evoke the beauty of old weathered walls concealing mysterious worlds.
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|Title||Noir aux deux arcs beiges|
|Material and technique||Oil, assembly on canvas, sand, cement|
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
|Location||This object is in storage|
Width 162 cm
Height 130 cm
|Accession number||2636 (MK)|
|Credits||Schenking / Donation: Bank van Handel en Scheepvaart 1961|
Een prikkelcollectie (2000)
De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
Canvas > Worked fibres > Fibre > Vegetable material > Organic material > Material > Material and technique
|Geographical origin||Spain > Southern Europe > Europe|