Leading Lights of Post-War Abstraction: Spanish Artists Manolo Millares and Antoni Tàpies
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Two of the most recognised artists of Post-war European abstraction, artists Manolo Millares and Antoni Tàpies pushed the boundaries of the Spanish painterly tradition through a radical use of textures, materials and graphism.
Best known for their abstract assemblages and paintings, Manolo Millares and Antoni Tàpies garnered international acclaim in the late 1950s and early 60s. In the mid-50s, Millares helped found avant-garde art group “El Paso”.
Working during the same period, Tàpies played an important role in the Art Informel movement, pioneering the use of mixed media and nontraditional materials, including dust, earth and found objects.