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Late 19th and 20th c. Drawings and Watercolors
 

Julio González - Máscara, 1940

Julio González
Máscara, 1940
Watercolor and ink on paper, 13.8 x 9.8 inches (35.1 x 24.9 cm)
DESCRIPTION:
This drawing from the 1940s is one of a series of strongly geometrical mask studies that Gonzalez based on an abstracted rearrangement of the proportions of the features of his own face. Gonzalez often referred to mathematical proportional systems and many of Gonzalez's late drawings such as this work made expicit use of such complex systems that the manifest strength of their design has its origins in such numerical ratios.
PROVENANCE:
Private collection
LITERATURE:
V. Aguilera Cerni; 'Julio González;' Contributi alla Storia dell' Arte, vol. I; Ediciones dell' Ateneo Roma, 1932; illust. XV, p. 41 (reproduced)
'Tres escultores en París,' en Babella, no 18. 9 de Febrero de 2002 (reproduced)
EXHIBITION HISTORY:
Sabadell, Fundacio Caixa de Sabadell; 'Tres escultors a París. Pau Gargallo, Julí González y Manolo Hugué,' del 31 de enero al 17 de marzo de 2002; p. 85 (reproduced in color)
Almería, Granada, Jaén; 'Españoles en París. Las Vanguardias;' catálogo no 160 de la colección de Artistas Plásticos; Caja Gral de Ahorros de Granada y Junta de Andalucía; Oct. 2002-Marzo 2003; p. 47 (reproduced in color)