Francisco Corzas (1936-1983) Poeta romagnolo 39 3/8 x 31 1/2 in (100 x 80 cm) (oval) (Painted in 1972)
Lot 40
Francisco Corzas
(1936-1983)
Poeta romagnolo 39 3/8 x 31 1/2 in (100 x 80 cm) (oval)
Sold for US$ 18,750 inc. premium

Impressionist & Modern Art

17 May 2017, 17:00 EDT

New York

Lot Details
Francisco Corzas (1936-1983) Poeta romagnolo 39 3/8 x 31 1/2 in (100 x 80 cm) (oval) (Painted in 1972) Francisco Corzas (1936-1983) Poeta romagnolo 39 3/8 x 31 1/2 in (100 x 80 cm) (oval) (Painted in 1972)
Francisco Corzas (1936-1983)
Poeta romagnolo
signed and dated 'Francisco Corzas 72' (lower left)
oil on canvas
39 3/8 x 31 1/2 in (100 x 80 cm) (oval)
Painted in 1972

Footnotes

  • Literature
    B. Taracena, Francisco Corzas, Mexico City, SepSetentas, 1973, n.p. (illustrated).

    Exhibited
    Mexico City, Palacio de Bellas Artes, Francisco Corzas, 1962-1972, 29 June - 15 September 1972, no. 107.

    Poeta romagnolo demonstrates Francisco Corzas' passion for the Old Masters especially Rembrandt, Goya and Titian, and the profound influence European art had on his work. Born in Mexico, Corzas studied in Italy at the age of nineteen: his three years in Europe were formative to his artistic growth. On returning to Mexico, Corzas became part of the Generación de la Ruptura (the 'breakaway generation'), a group of young artists who rebelled against the established Mexican Muralist tradition. Corzas didn't work from a model but based his portraits on his imagination or on characters from literature. This loose inspiration and his use of chiaroscuro and a limited palette of dark tones, all lend a mysterious and ethereal quality to the painting.
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