Antonio López García: Paintings and Sculpture

Antonio L pez Garc a Paintings and Sculpture The Spanish painter draughtsman and sculptor Antonio Lopez Garcia is so widely celebrated for the staggering exactitude of his painterly realism that it s sometimes easy to neglect the magical delic

  • Title: Antonio López García: Paintings and Sculpture
  • Author: Antonio López García
  • ISBN: 9781935202653
  • Page: 222
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Spanish painter, draughtsman and sculptor Antonio Lopez Garcia is so widely celebrated for the staggering exactitude of his painterly realism that it s sometimes easy to neglect the magical, delicate atmospheres he conjures through his technical abilities His paintings of what in anyone else s hands would seem the blandest subject matter imaginable a blank wall, a coThe Spanish painter, draughtsman and sculptor Antonio Lopez Garcia is so widely celebrated for the staggering exactitude of his painterly realism that it s sometimes easy to neglect the magical, delicate atmospheres he conjures through his technical abilities His paintings of what in anyone else s hands would seem the blandest subject matter imaginable a blank wall, a coat hook, a kitchen sink, the interior of a refrigerator teem with an infused, loving scrutiny that betrays the months and years of labor the artist devotes to each work Reality has a highly resonant physical appearance that twentieth century man perceives from different angles to those of other ages, he once told an interviewer Likewise, his portrait sculptures attain an almost terrifying verisimilitude, the eyes appearing ever on the verge of flickering into life and returning the viewer s gaze In 2010, D.A.P published the definitive monograph on Lopez Garcia s drawings In this new volume we at last have the definitive monograph on the artist s paintings and sculptures Carefully overseen by Lopez Garcia in its production, this companion volume includes 200 full color reproductions, and a short text by the artist.Antonio Lopez Garcia was born in Tomelloso, in the heart of Spain, a few months before the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War in 1936 He studied at the School of Art in Madrid in the early 1950s, where he soon proved himself a brilliant student, and quickly became part of a nucleus of realist painters, such as Francisco Lopez Hernandez, Amalia Avia and Isabel Quintanilla Lopez Garcia was the subject of Victor Erice s 1992 film El Sol del Membrillo The Quince Tree of the Sun , which closely chronicles the artist s attempts to paint a quince tree.

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    1. Antonio López García; The Compleat ArtistGather a group of artists who create in any category of the visual arts, pose the question 'Who is an icon among you' and likely the answer would be 'Antonio López García'. This elaborately created new volume contains more of his work than any other available and finally allows us to appreciate an aspect of his work that is not as well known as his inimitable paintings and drawings - his sculpture. But that is not the primary reason for investing n th [...]

    2. Pretty exhaustive collection of works, from the early bas relief works to the more interesting period of intensely detailed work from the 1960s to 1970s. The sculpture is a bit obvious and the city scapes are boring but those bathrooms are brilliant.

    3. Terrific book. Great artist and deserved monograph. For some strange reason, absolutely terrible reproductions on the "detail" images.

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