The four chronicles,

The four chronicles, in Room Tarradellas Palace of the Generalitat of Catalonia. T feet is the son of the lawyer Josep Mestres i T feet and Maria Puig i Guerra, daughter of a family of Catalan politicians. The profession of his father and his mother’s family relationships with members of the Catalan political life led to a liberal environment for the artist’s childhood.T feet always has emphasized that the confrontation between the anticlericalism of his father and the orthodox Catholicism of his mother took him to a personal search for a new spirituality, which he found in Eastern philosophies and religions, especially Zen Buddhism . According to his own admission, her artistic woke with a Christmas number of the magazine D’Ac i d’All of 1934, which provided an extensive overview of international modern art. One of the events that marked his life was his convalescence from tuberculosis at age 18, a circumstance that made him rethink the meaning of life and their vocation, as during her recovery is intensely devoted to drawing. Febrile states suffered caused his frequent hallucinations that would be central to the development of his work.During his stay in the sanatorium of Puig d’Olena (1942-1943) took refuge in music and literature (Ibsen, Nietzsche, Thomas Mann), and made copies of Van Gogh and Picasso. He combined his law studies University of Barcelona, which had begun in 1943 with her passion for art. Finally opted for the paint and dropped out in 1946. A self-taught, only briefly studied at the Academy of Nolasc Valls. His first painting studio installed him in Barcelona in 1946. In 1948 he was one of the founders of the movement known as Dau al Set, associated with Surrealism and Dadaism. The leader of this movement was the Catalan poet Joan Brossa and, with T feet included Modest Cuixart, Joan-Josep Tharrats, Joan Pon , Arnau Puig and Juan Eduardo Cirlot. The group lasted until 1956. T ‘early works were framed feet into the surreal, but soon changed his style, becoming one of the leading exponents of informality.Representative of the “paint mater, T feet materials used in their works that are not considered artistic, but recycling or waste, such as string, paper or marble dust. In 1948 he first exhibited his work in the October Salon I of Barcelona, showing two works of 1947: Painting and gluing. That year he met Joan Mir , one of the most beloved artists. In 1949 participated in the exhibition One aspect of the young Catalan painting at the French Institute of Barcelona, where he saw Eugeni d’Ors, who invited him to VII Hall of Eleven, in Madrid (1950). In 1950 he made his first solo exhibition at Galeries Laietanes of Barcelona, where she restated in 1952. Scholarship from the French Institute, traveled to Paris (1950), where he set out in the international competition Carnegie of Pittsburgh, where he met Picasso. In 1950 he was selected to represent Spain at the Venice Biennale, where he took several times.In 1953 he exhibited in Chicago and Madrid, this year the dealer Martha Jackson held an exhibition in New York, making him known in America. The same year he won first prize in the Jazz Hall of Barcelona and met the critic Michel Tapie, advisor Stadler Gallery in Paris, where he exhibited in 1956 and several times since. was one of the founders of the group “Ta ll in 1955, with Modest Cuixart, Joan-Josep Tharrats, Marc Aleu, Josep Guinovart, Jordi and Jaume Muxart Mercad . That year he was awarded at the Third Hispano-American Biennial in Barcelona, and exhibited in Stockholm Tharrats, presented by Salvador Dal .In 1958 he was special room at the Venice Biennale, and won the Carnegie Prize and the UNESCO Prize. In 1960 he participated in the “New Spanish Painting andSculpture at MoMA in New York. Since then made presentations in Barcelona, Madrid, Paris, New York, Washington, Bern, Munich, Bilbao, Buenos Aires, Hannover, Caracas, Zurich, Rome, St. Gallen, Cologne, Kassel, London, Cannes, etc., and received awards in Tokyo (1960 ), New York (1964) and Menton (1966). In 1967 he entered the orbit of the dealer Aim Maeght and exhibited at the Mus e d’Art Moderne in Paris (1973), New York (1975) and the Fondation Maeght (1976). In the 1970s his work took on a greater political tinge, claims and Catalan opposition to Franco’s regime, usually with words and signs on the tables, as the four bars of the Catalan flag (the Catalan spirit, 1971).Such activism also led to actions such as closure of the Capuchin Sarri to form a democratic union of students (1966) and Montserrat in the march to protest the process of Burgos (1970), for which he was imprisoned for a short space of time. Since then he has made numerous personal exhibitions or anthological: Tokyo, 1976, New York, 1977, Rome 1980, Amsterdam, 1980, Madrid, 1980, Venice 1982, Milan, 1985 Vienna, 1986, Brussels, 1986 MNCARS, Madrid, 2000 Pavilion Micovna Royal Garden of Prague, 1991, MOMA, New York, 1992 Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1995, Kirin Art Space Harajuku, Tokyo, 1996, Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, 1997. The work of Antoni T feet stated in the major museums of modern art in the world.

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