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  1. Antonio López
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    Antonio López
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  2. Antonio López

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Antonio López--also known as Antonio López García--is hyper-realism’s greatest living exponent, and one of the finest painters of the past hundred years. Published on the occasion of the artist’s landmark exhibition at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid, this generous overview constitutes a self-portrait of a genuine icon of contemporary painting. It spans the years from 1953 to the present, placing an emphasis on works made after 1993 (the year of the artist’s last retrospective exhibition in Spain, at the Reina Sofia Museum). These more recent pieces include masterworks such as “View of Madrid from the Vallecas Fire Tower” (1990–2006) and the monumental heads “Day,” “Night” and “Woman, Coslada” (2010). The artist himself has selected the works and structured their presentation here into eight thematic groupings: “Memory,” “Surroundings,” “Madrid,” “Gran Vía,” “Tree,” “Nude,” “Characters” and “Interiors.” Full-color reproductions are complemented by a wealth of archival documentary photographs of the artist at work.
Antonio López García 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 López Hernández, Amalia Avia and Isabel Quintanilla. López García was the subject of Víctor 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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Specifications

Country
USA
Artist
Antonio López García
Binding
Hardcover
EAN
9788415113119
Feature
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ISBN
8415113110
IsEligibleForTradeIn
1
Label
Fundación Colección Thyssen-Bornemisza
Manufacturer
Fundación Colección Thyssen-Bornemisza
NumberOfPages
264
PublicationDate
2011-10-31
Publisher
Fundación Colección Thyssen-Bornemisza
Studio
Fundación Colección Thyssen-Bornemisza
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Once in a while I come across books that I think are the perfect representation of an artist's work. With two thoughtful and informative essays and very high quality printing standards, this one is a beauty. It certainly makes a prime example of the idea that information about visual artists-painters and graphic artists in particular are still most effectively carried through printed text and images. the internet and tablets are great but until any of them match the feel and connection to work of this sort, a book like this remains the best medium.
Although I don't think the images are the best in terms of colour and tone, the written documentation is of benefit.
The last couple of years have seen resurgence in publishing on the great Spanish artist Antonio Lopez Garcia. For those who care about his work, it has been something of revelation and also seen as righting a publishing wrong. To those in the know, Lopez is rightly seen as among the greatest of realist artists, and although perhaps lesser known, an equal to the other titan of 20th century realism, Lucian Freud.

That said, Lopez's bio has been covered in extensive detail in other places, so I'll focus here on how this important exhibition catalogue from the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza is different from other recent books like Paintings & Sculpture, Drawings, and the MFA Boston's 2008 survey catalogue Antonio Lopez Garcia.

1. The Place to Start: The Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza's recent exhibition and catalogue brought together 100 of the artist's important works made throughout his career in all media, and this fact combined with the overall quality and price pint,... Read more
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