Francisco Badia 1906 - 2000 Figure topped with a cross
Badia is often considered the most important Spanish sculptor when it comes to small bronze forms.
Francisco Badia (1906 - 2000)
He graduated from the San Carlos Academy of Fine Arts. In his youth he was associated with the avant-garde and Communist Party. He worked as a poster player for the Second Republic. In 1939 he was arrested and convicted after the fall of the Republic. He spent four years in prison in Valencia. Sent in exile he found himself in Paris. He sought inspiration in expressionism and surrealism. The masters were Giacometti and Germaine Richier. His art is described as abstract expressionism. Since 1950 he has exhibited in many important French galleries. In 1971 he returned to Spain. In his sculptures Badia combines the fantastic, mythological and symbolic world with irony and sarcasm. His small bronze works characterize him best. Badia is often considered the most important Spanish sculptor when it comes to small bronze forms. His beautiful sculpture stands in front of the Technical University of Valencia.
Offered bronze is very characteristic for the author, it shows a deformed, geometric figure topped with a cross. I do not know the title of this work. It shows a clear distance between the artist and the presented world. The height with a base of 35 cm, the bronze itself is 29 cm. The width is 10 cm. The base has a rectangle of 11 x 11 cm.