“The dried leaves” "Are-two-Deya - Mallorca"
Signed angle bottom right. Signed, dated, back.
Measures: 31 x 40 cm; 51 x 59 cm (frame).
Included in the catalogue national art: Canar94
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Bernat Sanjuan and Tarré ( Barcelona , 1915 - Deià , 1979 ) was a painter and sculptor. Skilled in the representation of the mediterranean landscapes, he is also the author of excellent portraits and still lifes. The fifties he traveled to France , where he met Picasso . A French art critic called him "le peintre December rouges", due to its use of the color red.
During the sixties and seventies, he participated in several individual and collective exhibitions. His paintings and sculptures can be seen at various points in Catalonia , Mallorca and Spain . The most recent exhibitions of his work have taken place in Barcelona in the year 2008 (individual exhibition) and in 2012 (collective exhibition). Many of his works belong to private collections in Europe and the united States . Sanjuan developed his own techniques in the field of "photography without camera" (based on the direct manipulation of photographic film), some of which remain unknown due to his death. He also made contributions to the sacred art with paintings, sculptures, ceramics and stained glass, and in the illustration of books: for example, illustrated the Spanish edition of "The Fountainhead" ( "The spring") of Ayn Rand .
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