Still life with chiffon and silver tray

Still life with chiffon and silver tray
data sheet

year 1931
97 x 77 cm

Vertical oil painting where the artist displays some elements on a table: a silver tray with a crystal cover, a flower and two vases.

The painter describes those elements considering their texture and quality as well as their reflections on the silver tray. It is also important the control the artist shows when painting the different colour changes in the cloth’s embroideries.

However, the most interesting and original aspect is the masterful representation of the chiffon surrounding and slightly covering these elements creating different levels, transparencies and colour variations.

López Torres had just finished his studies in Madrid, so this painting could be the result of his acquired skills during his academic training.

The painting is signed on the lower right part and says “A. López Torres, 1931”.

Donated by Antonio López Torres in a public deed, 27.10.78.

  • 1995, «Antonio López Torres, paintings and drawings», Centre of Modern Art Ciudad de Oviedo (CAMCO)
  • 2002, «Antonio López Torres retrospective exhibition»
  • Tour: art centre Centro Cultural de la Villa, Madrid; Victorio Macho Museum, Toledo; art centre Centro Cultural Caja Castilla-La Mancha, Albacete; Museum House Zavala, Cuenca; Antonio López Torres Museum, Tomelloso.