Monday, September 24, 2012

Rincon Tipico Catalonia Spain Jose Vives-Atsara 1971

Rincon Tipico
Catalonia Spain
Jose Vives-Atsara

30 x 40
Inv. # MP5019

Rincon Tipico

Often depicting the areas of his hometown in Spain, especially Catalonia, Spain, Jose Vives-Atsara painted village scenes depicting the rural settings of his childhood.

“A rough and tumble five year old cowboy thunderously galloped his imaginary horse through his home in the Catalonian region of Spain and out in the lush green yard.”- John Connally, opening sentence in the introduction of the publication- Jose Vives-Atsara His Life and His Art. 

Six structures of Spanish tiled roofs intermittently besprinkle architectural elements across the Catalan landscape.  Jose makes note to accent the white facades of the buildings, laying the ground for a metaphorically pure environment; subject to his own biased perceptions of rural grandeur.  Leaving us to walk through the cobblestone pathways, our impressionistic constructs of Spain are met with cooler blues and a lazily but empyrean sky.
His signature palette knife technique is flawless in the application of oils.  Quick movements are captured in his appliqué of textures to the building on the right side-placing earth tones in layers; emphasizing the receding sunlight and its intense shadows. Absent of any figurative constituents, the importance is anchored on the fact we can immerse ourselves in this mountainside estate; feeling welcome and sensing endearment- All though the art of Jose Vives-Atsara. ©

Gabriel Diego Delgado
Art Consultant
J.R. Mooney Galleries

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