#AntonioSaura is one of the major post-war painters to emerge in #Spain in the fifties whose work has marked several generations of artist. At a young age #Saura visited the #MuseodelPrado, where he viewed paintings by Francisco de #Goya and Diego #Velázquez, that would influence his whole career. After he contracted tuberculosis at age thirteen and was confined to his bed for five years, Saura reflected on his visit to the #Prado. In 1947, on his way to recovery and without formal training, he began to produce Art. He lived between Paris and Madrid and founded Spanish #Informalism group “El Paso”. Most of his work are recognisable for the limited palette, forced brushstrokes and frightful subjects, which make his unique style.
In the 60s the continuous political disruptions left Saura with a conflicted relationship to his art, what made him destroy hundreds of his paintings. He is a master in #SpanishArt history and he should be recognised as such. However, world powers’ artists have always got more attention from the international #ArtWorld and #ArtMarket.
📸[Gran Cura, Oil on canvas, 1959, 237x190cm]
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