Still life, 136

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Location: 
Not on view
Artists / Makers / Authorities: 
Toni Catany
Llucmajor, 1942 – Barcelona, 2013
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Among the genres cultivated by Toni Catany,still life is the one most often associated with his name.  The floral compositions in colour mainly produced in the eighties made him known internationally. 

Catany approached still life in the seventies, when he explored the possibilities of the calotype, among other things because the subject, immobile by nature, allowed him to do the long exhibitions that this technique required. 

Generally the point of view is frontal, with the main object of the composition in the centre and occupying most of the painting.  The details  end up giving sense to the image are discovered by letting you take a glance over the rest of the painting, while letting yourself be seduced by the aesthetics. Reflections in a mirror, a glass screen, flowing tulle, sets of contrasts are then discovered.   

Photography

1987

57.5 x 47.5 cm

Donated by the artist, 2000

Inventory number: 

206220-000

Chromogenic print
Subject: Still life
Century: 20th
Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya | Natura morta, # 136
© Fundació Toni Catany