(1936) Spanish realism has its own name and surname: Antonio López, one of the most important contemporary artists in the history of our art. His artistic production includes elements of different artistic trends, such as cubism or surrealism. However, from the 60's on, he left the dream behind to develop a more objective approach to art. His compositions are an autobiography that ranges from the pictorial to the sculptural.
Cuerpos y flores
When we think of Spanish realism, one name immediately springs to mind – Antonio López García, one of the most important contemporary artists in the history of Spanish art. ARTIKA presents Figures and Flowers, the painter’s first and only artist’s book, a limited, numbered edition of 2,998 copies, all signed by the artist.
An enthralling Art Book traces the artistic career of this genius of realism and enables the reader to enjoy his works down to the tiniest details, thanks to the life-size reproduction of many of his works. The volume also evokes his impressions, his passions and his sessions, through texts by Rafael Argullol and Antonio López himself, in addition to an interview with the painter by Julio Vaquero.
Figures and flowers also includes an item of great artistic value – a giclée print of the work Rosas de Ávila, in a limited, numbered edition. This plate, personally selected by Antonio López, can also be displayed as an independent work.
The Art Book and the giclée print are presented in a case, on which is reproduced a detail taken from one of these sketches made by the artist for his sculpture La mujer de Coslada. A spectacular work of art with infinite possibilities that are revealed when the glass image on the case is combined with the covers of the book.