Toni Catany Portfolio Mexico

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By Toni Catany

From 21 January, 2016
To 10 February, 2016

Toni Catany was born in Llucmajor (Mallorca) in 1942 and died in Barcelona in 2013. Well known for his coloured still lifes, he was also a talented landscape and portrait painter whose work has been exhibited at the Château d’eau in Toulouse, the Maison Européenne de la Photographie and the Agathe Gaillard gallery in Paris. In 2000, Barcelona’s Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya held a major retrospective of his work. The Arxiu des Ombres (Shadow Chronicles) exhibition comprises over 40 works, including 36 divided into 6 different portfolios. They cover 6 different themes: Angkor, Venice, Mexico (an homage to Paul Strand) nudes, dance and still life.

Since the invention of the method at the end of the 19th century, photographers such as Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, Clarence White, Edward Weston, Edward S. Curtis, Irving Penn, Manuel Álvarez Bravo and most famous historical photographers have all produced superb platinum and palladium prints. Despite being complicated and expensive to produce, platinum prints are the high-water mark of photographic art, both in terms of their beauty and their permanence. A well-preserved platinum or palladium print can last for thousands of years…


Beirut Exhibition Center (BEC)


From 21 January, 2016
To 10 February, 2016

11:00am - 8:00pm