Antoni Tapies
Grey and Green Painting 1957

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Antoni Tapies 1923–2012
Grey and Green Painting
Peinture grise et verte
Date 1957
Medium Oil paint, epoxy resin and marble dust on canvas
Dimensions Support: 1140 x 1613 mm
frame: 1183 x 1665 x 48 mm
Acquisition Presented by the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1962
Not on display

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Tàpies developed a style that involved covering his canvases with a thick, highly textured base and incorporating into it materials such as clay and marble dust. To this, he added incised and scribbled lines, various lacerations and graffiti-like marks. He was fascinated by the contrast of different materials. He later wrote: 'My pictures became the truly experimental fields of battle... destruction led up to aesthetic tranquility.'

November 2005

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