Artwork by Antoni Tàpies, Tercer encuentro (1972)
about Antoni Tàpies
Antoni Tàpies (Barcelona, 1923 - 2012) was a painter, sculptor and art theorist. Antoni Tàpies began his trials as an artist during a long convalescence from a serious illness. His growing dedication to drawing and painting led him to abandon his university studies. In 1940, Antoni Tàpies already exhibited his paintings and engravings of marked personality, highlighting him in the artistic panorama of the moment.
Parallel to his artistic activity, Antoni Tàpies developed a work as a writer that has led to various publications such as ""The practice of art"", ""Art against aesthetics"", ""Personal memory"" or ""Reality as art"". Antoni Tàpies created the Fundació Antoni Tàpies in 1984, with the aim of promoting the study and knowledge of contemporary art, paying special attention to the analysis of its role in the formation of the consciousness of modern man.