Artist of the moment…….Joaquin Mir Trinxet

 

Joaquin Mir Trinxet  was a wonderful artist from Spain working with the landscape in a modern style that combined impressionism and abstraction.  In his artistic statement Trinxet speaks about wanting to enlighten the heart and fill the soul with light as a goal of his paintings.

Joaquin Mir Trinxet was born in Barcelona, Spain in the year 1873. His family was from the Catalan region. For his art education Mir studied at the Llotja School. An influence on Mir was the artist Luis Graner who painted portraits of people in the landscape very similar to the way John Singer Sargent might portray a figure outside.

At the beginning of his career the artist painted landscapes that were very abstract. He then switched to a slightly more realistic approach that launched his career to the next level. The artist would then return to painting nature in a more abstract manner with an emphasis on color.

His palette was similar to the Impressionists and the artist refused to use the color black.

Joaquin Mir Trinxet passed away in 1940.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

 

In this clip a great montage of works by Joaquin Mir Trinxet:

What is fascinating to me about this artist is his use of color and emphasizing the abstract areas in his landscape paintings. A rock and its reflection become so abstract without their surroundings the viewer might not know what the subject was. The artist excelled at capturing mood and feeling in his landscapes.

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