Carefree maternity

Josep Cañas i Cañas1955 - 1955

Museu d'Art Modern de Tarragona

Museu d'Art Modern de Tarragona

In the works produced during his stay in Mexico, the sculptor managed to capture the essence of various ethnic groups in the country. In his works, he captured the universal values that characterise them, without falling into the trap of regionalism or the sensationalism of highlighting the exotic. His native figures were not chosen exclusively for their attire, but because each sculpture embodies the form, expression, proportionality, movement and the series of manifestations that give each one perfect characterisation. He achieved this with true professional sincerity. Each sculpture presents each individual as the ideal document, while giving them a modernity in the presentation that projects them beyond the territory. Josep Cañas Cañas (1905-2001) He trained at the Vilanova i la Geltrú School of Arts and Trades. In 1947, for an exhibition at the Modern Art Museum of Madrid, the Institute of Hispanic Culture acquired a relief from him to be installed at the Saint Charles Borromeu mission in Carmel, California, where it was transferred for its collection. He later discovered Mexico and its indigenous wealth: for seven years he transported the different races of this country to his drawings and sculptures. This work resulted in him receiving considerable international acclaim.

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  • Title: Carefree maternity
  • Date: 1955 - 1955
  • sculptor: Josep Cañas
  • Physical Dimensions: w43 x h60 x d43 cm
  • Type: Lost wax casting in bronze


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