Manolo Ruiz-Pipo (né en 1929 à Grenade, mort en 1998 à Agen) était un peintre espagnol qui peignait compositions, portraits et paysages ,plages
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All its life has been devoted to painting. To speak about his work which is admired in the whole world, means knowing his biography.
Indeed, this extensive work is marked by the culture of the countries where he lived, mainly Spain, France and Italy. One can find certainly Spain in the bullfightings, France in the country scenes, Italy in the carnivals, but really the three influences often cohabit in his works.
In addition his friends, his children, the women he loved appear in the portraits, the naked, the maternities, the intimate scenes. The true life, simple and rustic that he liked appears in the meals or the country scenes, the still-lifes.
To the opposite of this traditional aspect to which he was attached, a strange face, sometimes surrealist, often esoteric appears: lunar characters in landscapes of ruins holding an egg on the index, scenes evoking freemasonry, or characters of disguised commedia del arte.
Manolo gave himself entirely to his painting but more than all, it is this one, the painting, which possessed him. In his subjects of predilection such as maternities or the landscapes of rain for example that he produced to hundreds of different and original specimens, one wonders whether they are not only pretexts with variations on a topic. The topic not being the subject but painting itself.
Hereafter a few landmarks of his life:
1929 Birth at Grenade.
1942 - 1953 Formation in Barcelone.
1954 Arrived in Paris.
1955 - 1962 Gallery Jeanne Castel.
1958 - 1962 Several stays in England.
1963 - 1968 Numerous artistic shows in France and Italy.
1969 - 1980 Split his life between Italy and Nederland. Numerous exhibitions in these
countries but also in France, Spain and Australia.
1984 et 1994 Price and exhibition at the Taylor Foundation.
1990 Important exhibition at the "Bailly" gallery.
1991 Exhibitions in Spain (Grenade, Madrid and Almeria).
1996 Exhibition at "la Galerie 26", Retrospective at Bergerac.
Sept 1998 Death of Manolo Ruiz-Pipo in his house o