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Joaquín Torres-García (1874-1949)
ARTE CONSTRUCTIVO
Estimate
250,000350,000
LOT SOLD. 324,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT
11
Joaquín Torres-García (1874-1949)
ARTE CONSTRUCTIVO
Estimate
250,000350,000
LOT SOLD. 324,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Joaquín Torres-García (1874-1949)
ARTE CONSTRUCTIVO
signed lower center and dated 36 lower right
oil on wood
16 1/2 by 11 1/2 in.
42 by 29 cm
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This work is included in the Joaquín Torres-García Online Catalogue Raisonné (www.torresgarcia.com) as no. 1936.02.

Provenance

The Estate of the Artist, Montevideo
Ifigenia Torres, Montevideo
Rose Fried Gallery, New York
Private Collection, Barcelona
Sale: Christie's, New York, Latin American Sale, May 26, 2011,  lot 31, illustrated in color
Private Collection, New York

Exhibited

Buenos Aires, Centro de Artes Visuales, Instituto Torcuato Di Tella, Joaquín Torres-García: Obras de museos y colecciones particulares de Montevideo y Buenos Aires, November 4–29, 1964, no. 3
Madrid, Museo Español de Arte Contemporáneo, April–May 1973; Barcelona, Museo de Arte Moderno, June 1973, Exposición Antológica Torres-García, p. 102, no. 86, illustrated

Literature

Jose Pedro Argul, "La irrupción de Torres-García en su país," Mundo Hispánico, Madrid, no. 301, April, 1973, p. 40, illustrated 
Enric Jardí, Joaquín Torres-García, Barcelona, 1973, p. 194, no. 261, illustrated
Juan Cabanas, "El Pez de Torres-García," Mundo Hispánico, Extraordinario Dedicado al Pintor Torres-García, Madrid, May, 1975, p. 17, p. 48, illustrated
Adolfo Maslach, Joaquín Torres-García: sol y luna del arcano, Caracas, 1998, p. 572, no. 343, illustrated

Catalogue Note

The more the person drawing has a spirit of synthesis, the more of a constructed image he will give us. The drawings of all primitive peoples- black Aztec, etc., as well as Egyptian, Chaldean, etc. –are great examples. This Spirit of synthesis, I believe is what leads to the construction of the whole painting, and of sculpture, and to the determining of proportions of architecture. The spirit alone, allows the work to be seen in its totality as a single order, a unity. What wonders this rule has created across the ages! Why has it been overlooked?

- Joaquín Torres-García, in Luis Pérez-Oramas et al., Joaquín Torres-García: The Arcadian Modern. New York, 2015, p.12

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