Óscar Domínguez. The 'Triple Trait'. 1948-1952

Óscar Domínguez, "Le revolver", 1952 oil on canvas 38 x 46,5 cm
Óscar Domínguez, "Cavalier", 1949 oil on canvas 61,5 x 46 cm
Óscar Domínguez, "Frutero come-frutas", 1949 oil on canvas 89 x 116 cm
Óscar Domínguez, "Femmes", 1949 oil on canvas 73 x 60 cm
Óscar Domínguez, "Naturaleza muerta con sifón y lata de sardinas", 1950 oil on canvas 32 x 22 cm
Óscar Domínguez, "Nature morte à la cafetière", 1950 oil on canvas 55,5 x 46,5 cm
Óscar Domínguez, "El arquero", c.1950 oil on canvas 73 x 92 cm
Óscar Domínguez, "Composición con toro y animales", c.1950 oil on canvas14 x 18 cm
September 17th - October 30th 2020

The exhibition "Óscar Domínguez: The 'Triple Trait'. 1948-1952" brings together for the first time the works Domínguez made using his triple trait (three-line) technique. In the late 1940s, the artist moved away from his Surrealism of the thirties and into a more figurative world in which his paintings were dominated by geometric compositions influenced by Picasso and done in thick brushwork. In 1948, however, Domínguez embarked on a new stylistic approach termed the triple trait, characterised by his use of a thin line of India ink with a white border on either side to outline the various elements in the composition, like a kind of aura. The works he produced during this period became much purer, rigorous and more balanced, while the drawing that predominates in them is done in sharp, precise fine lines and the colours are luminous once again. This was unquestionably the most positive and optimistic body of work Domínguez ever made.