Antoni Tapies | Original graphics, lithographs, etchings, drawings and paintings


      "Art is the philosophy that reflects a thought."



      Antoni Tàpies i Puig, Marquis de Tàpies (Barcelona, 13 December 1923 - Barcelona, 6 February 2012) was a Spanish painter, sculptor and art historian.

      He was one of the most significant exponents of that Catalan artistic movement more sensitive to the general renewal of the so-called international informal taste. He is considered one of the most important Spanish artists of the 20th century. The Catalan artist's work enjoys a study and conservation center at the Fundació Antoni Tàpies in Barcelona.

      Tàpies was the son of the lawyer Josep Tàpies and Maria Puig, daughter of a family of Catalan politicians. His father's profession and the relationships that his maternal family had with various members of Catalan political life allowed him to develop his childhood in a liberal environment. Tàpies has always observed that the comparison between his father's anti-clericalism and his mother's Orthodox Catholicism led him to a personal search for a new spirituality, which he found in Eastern philosophies and religions, mainly Zen Buddhism.

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