Modest Cuixart

Barcelona, 1925-2007

Modest Cuixart

Modest Cuixart, a catalan painter, was membre of the “Dau al Set” group.

Dau al Set the first post-World War II artistic movement in Catalonia, was founded in Barcelona in October 1948 by poet Joan Brossa. The avant-garde group had connections to the Surrealist and Dadaist movements and stressed the importance of both the conscious and unconscious in their works. The group’s name, Catalan for “the seventh face of the die”, expressed its rupturist character.

The group had a popular magazine journal of the same name, Dau al Set.

The group was inspired by the early works of Max Ernst, Paul Klee and Joan Miró. Members of Dau al Set included Joan Brossa, Antoni Tàpies, Joan Ponç, Arnau Puig, Modest Cuixart, Juan Eduardo Cirlot and Joan-Josep Tharrats. Antonio Saura, Enrique Tábara, and Manolo Millares were occasional contributors to the magazine journal. Dau al Set opposed both Formalism and the formal art centers.

The group dissolved in 1954.

Here you can see the artist's works that are part of the collection.