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  • Antonio Saura

    Galeria Maeght

    Both the paintings and the personality of Antonio Saura have been described as paradigms of the Spanish character, even though his work is neither autobiographical nor specifically nationalistic. Saura defined his universe of black and white images as early as the ’50s, when he was part of the Spanish equivalent of the informel movement. Many critics in the mid ’60s, when Saura was already being shown internationally, saw his work as a sort of bridge between tradition and innovation. His brother Carlos, the well-known film director, once remarked that Saura had refuted the idea that “painting

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