Eduardo Chillida: Writings
The writings of Eduardo Chillida (19242002), the entirety of which are collected in this volume, represent a revealing series of reflections on art and culture by the deeply influential Spanish sculptor, originally intended either for his private use or as public lectures.
Edited in collaboration with Chillidas family, the texts include tributes to such figures as Bach, Joan Miró, Gabriel Aresti, Pío Baroja, Joan Brossa, María Zambrano and Mark Rothko, alongside discussions of the most difficult artistic questions that Chillida faced throughout his career, covered here in his acceptance speech for his induction to the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando.
Also discussed are metaphysical themes of perception, knowledge and religion, all of which informed his sculptures approach to materiality as a kind of realism, and made his body of work one of the most significant in abstract sculpture.
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