• Rafael Canogar

    Sala Gaspar

    During Rafael Canogar’s big 1982 retrospective in Madrid, many visitors were surprised by the diversity of the artist’s whole production. The sequence of creative changes paralleled the personal conflicts suffered, the decisions made, as well as the tiring effect of a long career practiced with enthusiasm. This recent exhibition again showed some changes worth consideration.

    Canogar reached artistic maturity early as a member of the Spanish abstraction movement of the ’50s. The group reacted to formal abstraction by enlarging their subjective scope. Canogar painted violent, convulsed, and

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