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Clásico en rojo

Clásico en rojo

Técnica: Óleo sobre tabla
Medidas: 100x81 cm
Precio: 3.300 euros, disponible. Madrid.

Una civilización que ha buscado la belleza en todas sus vertientes es una buena fuente de inspiración. Quizás a aquellos que piensan que la utopía no es algo por lo que merezca la pena luchar, deberían recordar la Grecia clásica, la utopía hecha realidad.
Este es un cuadro muy simbólico, y muy personal, surgió de una idea muy abstracta e indefinida. Al principio sólo tenía claro que quería representar y recuperar ese espíritu de orden, belleza y clasicismo que me inspira el observar cualquier escultura griega, pero buscaba algo más, quería algo rotundo y fuerte, energético y simbólico, que no fuera obvio y que hiciera recordar, pensar, que atrapara dentro de él.
Limité el número de formas que tenía en la cabeza, al principio ya sabía que el rojo iba a ser el elemento conductor de la historia, pero todavía no estaba claro cómo resumir ese concepto inicial. Necesité leer, mirar esculturas, pintura clásica, comenzar a resumir, construir y deconstruir en el lienzo, y las ideas comenzaron a surgir por si solas.
A parte de las formas y del color, la textura también era algo que necesitaba el cuadro, para aumentar su rotundidad.
Este cuadro, junto con "Alegoría al teatro" que está también en la sección de pintura figurativa, fueron "concebidos" a la par, pero realizados con una diferencia de tres meses.

Este cuadro está dedicado a la utopía.

A civilization that has been devoted to the search of the beauty in all aspects, is a source of eternal inspiration. Perhaps those that think that utopia is not something to fight for, should remember the classic Greece, the utopia become reality.

This is a very symbolic painting, arisen from a very abstract idea, almost in the form of a dream. At the beginning I only knew clearly what I wanted to represent but had no idea about the shapes or composition, I wanted to express the order, the beauty and the clasicism that any Greek sculpture inspires to me. But I looked for something else: I wanted something evoking, powerful and symbolic, something not obvious from outside, something to remember and trap your eyes, to make you think and to catch your inside.

I limited the number of forms that I had in my head, I already knew from the beginning that the red color was going to be the conducting element of the whole painting, but still it was not clear how to summarize that initial concept. I needed to read, to watch sculptures, to see more classic painting, to summarize ideas, to construct and deconstruct over the canvas, to sketch drawings,… and the ideas began to arise slowly but without stop.

Apart from the shapes and the color, the texture was also something that I wanted to include as an important element, to increase its impact: I wanted a painting that gave the desire to touch it, to feel its reliefs and to paint on them with the fingers.

This painting, together with "Alegoría al teatro" (that is also in the Figurative Painting section of the website), was conceived at the same time, but painted with a separation of three months. The rhythm of painting was frenetic, after I had the idea on my head I worked without stopping, one of the days I felt sick and realised that I had been six hours standing up in front of the canvas, without eating or drinking.

Perhaps I wanted to look for an impossible idea at the beginning, this painting is dedicated to utopia.

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