Artist Search
   
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z 

 Oscar Dominguez Palazon  (1906 - 1957)

About: Oscar Dominguez Palazon
 

Summary

Examples of his work

 
 

Biography*

Exhibits - current  
 

Discussion board

Send me updates

 
   

Signature Examples*

 
 
Buy and Sell: Oscar Dominguez Palazon
  For sale ads

Auction results*

 
  Wanted ads Auctions upcoming for him*  
  Dealers Place a classified ad  
 
Lived/Active: Spain/France      Known for: surrealist and cubist painting

Login for full access
 
View AskART Services









*may require subscription
Oscar Domínguez is primarily known as Oscar Dominguez Palazon

Available for Oscar Dominguez Palazon:

Biographical information (Oscar Dominguez Palazon)

yes

Auction records - upcoming / past (Oscar Dominguez Palazon)

525
new entry!

Signature Examples* (Oscar Dominguez Palazon)

7

Discussion board entries (Oscar Dominguez Palazon)

0

Image examples of works (Oscar Dominguez Palazon)

274

Please send me Alert Updates for Oscar Dominguez Palazon (free)
What is an alert list?

Ad Code: 1
AskART Artist
from Auction House Records.
Machine à coudre électro-sexuelle
Artwork images are copyright of the artist or assignee
This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Please note: Artists not classified as American in our database may have limited biographical data compared to the extensive information about American artists.

Oscar M. Dominguez (January 3, 1906 – December 31, 1957) was a Spanish surrealist* painter.  Born in San Cristóbal de La Laguna on the island of Tenerife, Domínguez spent his youth with his grandmother in Tacoronte and devoted himself to painting at a young age after suffering a serious illness which affected his growth and caused a progressive deformation of his facial bone frame and limbs.

He went to Paris at 21 where he first worked for his father in the central market of Les Halles, and spent his nights drinking in cabarets.  He then frequented some art schools, and visited galleries and museums.

Dominguez was rapidly attracted by avant-garde* painters, notably Yves Tanguy and Pablo Picasso, whose influences were visible in his first works.  At 25 he painted a self-portrait full of premonition as he showed himself with a deformed hand and with the veins of his arm cut. He chose to kill himself 27 years later by cutting his veins.

In 1933, Domínguez met André Breton, a theoretician of Surrealism, and Paul Éluard, known as the poet of this movement, and took part a year later in the Surrealist exhibition held in Copenhagen and those of London and Tenerife in 1936.

He took up the Russian-invented technique of decalcomania* in 1936, using gouache* spread thinly on a sheet of paper or other surface (glass has been used), which is then pressed onto another surface such as a canvas.

In 1952 he started an affair with Marie-Laure de Noailles

He committed suicide on 31 December 1957, slitting his wrists in the bath.  Marie-Laure arranged to have him interred in the Bischoffsheim family mausoleum in the Montparnasse cemetery.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%93scar_Dom%C3%ADnguez

Source: Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%93scar_Dom%C3%ADnguez

* For more in-depth information about these terms and others, see AskART.com Glossary http://www.askart.com/AskART/lists/Art_Definition.aspx


** If you discover credit omissions or have additional information to add, please let us know at registrar@AskART.com.
  go to top home | site map | site terms | AskART services & subscriptions | contact | about us
  copyright © 2000-2014 AskART all rights reserved ® AskART and Artists' Bluebook are registered trademarks

  A |  B |  C |  D-E |  F-G |  H |  I-K |  L |  M |  N-P |  Q-R |  S |  T-V |  W-Z  
  frequently searched artists 1, 2, more...  
  art appraisals, art for sale, auction records, misc artists