Monday, July 15, 2013

Francesc Gimeno i Arasa con Boina

Self portrait
Francesc Gimeno i Arasa (1858 - 1927 ) was a Catalan painter and draftsman. In his artwork, above all, his self-portraits stand out, which are in a place of honor in the history of the genre, along with Rembrandt, Van Gogh and Munch. His self portraits are characterized by coarse and rough textures.
The artist was marked by poverty, a surly character, with few relations and acquaintances within artistic circles of the time. In addition to the self-portraits, his works include landscapes and portraits of people.
The writer Josep Pla gave him a Homenot, which presents the artist as being primitive, had a marginal anarchic instinct and was a creator outside the current culture.  
His son Martin Gimeno and Massaguer was a painter, sculptor and art critic.

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