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Who is Jacint Morera?

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By Gwylym Owen

Morera, Jacint (16 November 1915 in Terrassa (Barcelona) – 1 July 1989 in Calonge (Girona)) was a painter, caricaturist, and muralist. He was a founding believer of the First October Salon of Barcelona, 1948, at the Galeries Laietanes, along in the same way as Albert Ràfols Casamada, Antoni Tàpies, Francesc Todó, Pere Tort et al.

In the Second October Salon in 1949 Morera was in the midst of four painters chosen for comment by the critic Eugénie d’Ors: ‘The Composition by Jacint Morera is pyramidal following those of Andrea del Sarto, who was called, because of the exactness of his geometry, Andrea senza errori.’

Morera’s feign falls into determined periods (Marc Molins, Jacint Morera Una Retrospectiva, 1984): the first constructivist become old 1935-1953; the colourist grow old 1963-1970; and the second constructivist become old 1975-1987.

His conduct yourself is typically build up according to ‘golden proportions’ which endow his paintings similar to a weightiness and solidity, yet they have moreover a cheerfulness and subtlety (José Corredor-Matheos, ‘Transparencia de Jacint Morera’). Similarly, an smart coolness summative with capacity and passion. He achieves his effects usually through an economy of materials.

The above is from Roger Noël Smith, The Paintings of Jacint Morera (1990)

Exposició ‘Els salts artístics de Jacint Morera’ Terrassa

Exhibition: ‘The Artistic Leaps of Jacint Morera’ at the Centre Cultural de Terrassa (Barcelona) 15 November 2010 – 9 January 2010

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