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A portrait of Celso Lagar.

A portrait of Celso Lagar.
A portrait of Celso Lagar.
A portrait of Celso Lagar.
A portrait of Celso Lagar.
A portrait of Celso Lagar.
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A portrait of Celso Lagar. Celso Lagar Arroyo ( Ciudad Rodrigo , 1891 - Seville , 1966) was a painter Spanish expressionist of the first generation of the School of Paris , where he lived most of his life. He was influenced by avant - garde of all kinds, including Cubism and Fauvism . He painted mainly landscapes and still lifes . From a personal point of view, it is a depressant and completely dependent on his wife person, the sculptress French Hortense Begué . From his native Ciudad Rodrigo, he went to Madrid to join the workshop of one of the best sculptors of the moment, Miguel Blay . 1 During 1910 and 1911 he visited Barcelona. Later he studied sculpture in Paris in 1911 advised by Blay, where he met Joseph Bernard, his friend Amedeo Modigliani and his future wife, the sculptress French , Hortense Begué. It is precisely at this moment that gradually abandon sculpture for painting. The outbreak of the First World War will, in the life and work of Celso Lagar, the beginning of a new stage. He remained in Barcelona during the war, where he won some recognition, which allows his return to Paris. In 1919 he finally settled in France. His time until the end of the 30s, is the time of greatest splendor of the artist. Get exhibit their works in the best Parisian galleries, its production is abundant and constant. Both in his residence in Paris as in their rooms, since 1928, in Normandy it develops an artistic production with very specific subjects: still lifes , Spanish reminiscences, landscapes and held circus scenes. Past and the period of avant - garde influences of all kinds ( Cubism , Fauvism , vibrationism, biologismo, simultaneism, ultraísta, ...), Celso Lagar find its own way fundamentally marked by inspiration goyesca and Picasso 's . The critical and public recognition increases. With the onset of World War II will end its golden age. Lagar and Hortense are forced to take refuge in the French Pyrenees amid very difficult conditions life. His return after the liberation of Paris , did not have much impact. Lagar continue with the same themes and techniques before the war but the public and search contenidos.Poco by little, success fades and economic hardship affecting the couple. 2 At this time, his wife Hortense admitted to the hospital Broca in 1955 and dies. Lagar falls into a deep depression and admitted to the psychiatric Sainte Anne. His artistic work ended completely. 3 At that time, by court order, made ​​two auctions of works that remained in his workshop, to pay for their stay in the loony bin. In October 1964 he returns to Spain living in Seville with a sister until his death on September 6, 1966.

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