The Life You Give: Antoni Tàpies *1923

Antoni Tàpies (Antoni Tàpies Puig, marqués de Tàpies), born December 13, 1923, in Barcelona, Spain, was a Catalan artist, credited with introducing contemporary abstract painting into Spain. He began as a Surrealist but developed into an abstract artist under the influence of French painting and achieved an international reputation.In 1943 Tàpies began studying for a… Continue reading The Life You Give: Antoni Tàpies *1923

The Life You Give: Heinrich Heine *1797

Heinrich Heine, born Dec. 13, 1797, Düsseldorf, Germany, was a poet whose international literary reputation and influence were established by the Buch der Lieder (1827; The Book of Songs), frequently set to music, though the more sombre poems of his last years are also highly regarded.Heine was born of Jewish parents. His father was a… Continue reading The Life You Give: Heinrich Heine *1797