Manolo Millares Painting 150 1961

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Artist
Manolo Millares 1926–1972
Title
Painting 150
Cuadro 150
Date 1961
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 1308 x 1622 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1963
Reference
T00579

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Millares began making collages in 1954 using materials such as wood, fabric and sand. From the beginning his work was characterised by the rough textures of his materials and by his way of tearing, bunching, tying and stitching his materials together. From the mid-1950s to the mid-1960s he employed a particularly austere colour range to create images from which, although abstract, a human figure seemed to emerge. Millares called this figure the homunculus, a term that he associated with ‘man in a primitive state’.

November 2011

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