Birth 2 February 1923
Death December 17, 2009
Spouse • Maria Girona i Benet (since 1952)
Occupation Painter, poet and writer
Member of • Cercle Maillol
• Fundación Pilar i Joan Miró
Albert Ràfols-Casamada (Barcelona, 2 February 1923 - 17 December 2009) was a poet and painter Spanish.
Vaults painted by Ràfols-Casamada at the Home of the City of Barcelona.
He was born February 2, 1923 in the city of Barcelona. He began to study architecture but abandoned it to devote himself full-time to the plastic arts thanks to the support of his father, Albert Ràfols i Cullerés. In 1950 he was awarded a scholarship to travel to France, where he settled to Paris until 1954 with his wife, the painter Maria Girona i Benet.
In 1980 he was awarded the National Prize for Plastic Arts awarded by the Ministry of Culture and in 2003 with the National Award of Visual Arts of Catalonia, granted by the Government. In 1983 he was awarded with the Creu de Sant Jordi and in 1991 with the Legion of Honor by the French Government. It is an honorary academic of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando.
Died 17 December 2009.
Was initiated in the pictorial art within the artistic current postexpresionista and figurativista; later his work moved within the current abstract. Without being able to be categorized, its evolution has also been reflected in the world of theatre with the creation of set designs and decorations. Room Information Desk of the House of the City of Barcelona has decorated their vaults for abstract paintings about the Four Seasons.
• 1959: Blau profunt
• 1960: Aurora red
• 1961: Gener 61
• 1962: Homenatge to Schönberg
• 1963: Homenatge a Joan Salvat-Papasseit
Decade of the 1970's:
• Window to Cadaqués
• Interior blanc
• Blau central
Decade of the 1990's:
• Sea grey
• Paisatge blanc
• The cova
In his facet of writer, Ràfols-Casamada has published poetic works and essays:
• 1976: Signe d air
• 1979: Territori de temps
• 1981: Paranys i raons per catch instants
• 1982: world cup
• 1984: Angle de llum
• 1985: On painting, in castellà
• 1987: Espais de veu
• 1989: The color de les pedres
• 1994: Hoste of day
• 1994: D'un mateix traç: fulls de dietari (1978/1982)
• 1994: L escorça dels dies: fulls de dietari (1975-1977)
• 2000: Signe d'aire: obra poètica, 1939-1999
• 2004: Dimensions del present (2001-2004)
His passion for books has led to an intense activity as an illustrator of literary classics catalans, among others, of the novel Mirall trencat de Merce Rodoreda.
In 2001 the Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona (MACBA) paid tribute to him with the realization of a retrospective Albert Ràfols-Casamada. 1953-2001.
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