• Variaciones azules
  • 1957
  • Oil on canvas
  • 137 x 179 cm

Stuart Preston, of the New York Times, thought “it is tempting to attribute the violent and dramatic contrasts of colour and the equally violent contrasts between joy and seriousness to the Spanish temperament…” However, it is perhaps an exaggeration to attribute the energy of pictures such as Variaciones azules [Blue Variations] to some type of subliminal Spanishness. It is rather the work of an artist from Granada contemplating his inner world of powerful emotions through an international lens called abstract expressionism, or informal or abstract lyricism, the language of the times.