Oil on canvas; 60 x 73 cm.
Spanish painter. based in madrid from 1909, he was self-taught and began by copying pictures by diego velĂˇzquez and el greco in the prado. he received support from the poet juan ramĂłn jimĂ©nez and established links with such young poets and artists as federico garcĂa lorca, rafael alberti, salvador dalĂ and luis buĂ±uel. in 1925, when he participated in the artistas ibĂ©ricos exhibition (madrid, casĂłn buen retiro), his work consisted of mildly abstracted landscapes and cubist still-lifes. after several lengthy spells in paris between 1926 and 1928, where he met picasso, he held a one-man exhibition at the palacio de bibliotecas y museos in madrid (1928), his unconventional choice of materialâ€”including combinations of oils, soil and sandâ€”scandalizing both critics and visitors. his work developed towards abstraction under the influence of joan mirĂł and was marked also by surrealism in an effort to synthesize the iberian spirit with the avant-garde.
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