If you like his paintings, you'll want to see his drawings!
Posted 04.12.11 by Zorry McDowell, Christo Rey Jesuit High School
...for the first time, I sensed that representing subjects correctly wasn't enough. So what else was there? And how could I reach it?
A new book in the Decker Library's circulating collection, Antonio López García: Drawings by Francisco Calvo Serraller follows the working process of López-García, especially the importance of emotion in his work from beginnings to modern day. The book begins with reproductions of López-García's early works and a short essay by López-García describing how his interest in painting began and developed. The quote above is from that essay.
The book reproduces many works, in both development (as drawings) and completion (as paintings). A longer essay by Calvo Serraller highlights the precision of measurement and detail that López-García puts into his unique pieces.
Covering López-García's work up until 2009, the book itself is a monument to López-García and to what his intense focus on the miniscule created, in what can be called “heightened” and individualistic artworks.
Antonio López García: Drawings
NC287 .L66 A4 2010 Quarto