Jose Victoriano (Carmelo Carlos) Gonzalez-perez (March 23, 1887—May 11, 1927), better known as Juan Gris, and it was in 1905, he adopted this distinctive name. Gris was born in Madrid, Spain, but he lived and worked in France most of his life. His works appeared closely link to an innovative artist genre—Cubism, his works were among the movement’s most distinctive. The Spanish painter Gris studied mechanical drawing in Madrid from 1902 to 1904, during which time he contributed drawings to lacal periodicals. From 1904 to 1905, he studied painting with the academic artist Jose Maria Carbonero.
It was in 1906, Gris moved to Paris and became friends with Henri Matisse, Georges Braque and Fernand Leger. Then in 1915, he was painted by his friend, Amedeo Modigliani. There , the Spanish painter Gris followed the lead of another friend and follow countryman, Pablo Picasso. The Cubism Juan Gris began to paint seriously in 1911, he gave up working as a satirical cartoonist, but deceloped a personal Cubist style. As recognizing the importance of mathematics in painting, The Cubism Juan Gris started painting persistently in 1911 and exhibited of the first time in 1912. In the same year, the Spanish painter Gris signed a contract that gave D. H Kahnweiler exclusie rights to his work. For the Cubism Juan Gris’s paintings, at first, he painted in the style of Analytical Cubism, a term he himself later coined. But after 1913, he began his conversion to Synthetic Cubism, of which he became a steadfast interpreter, with extensive use of paper colle or collage. In 1924, he designed ballet sets and costumes for Sergei Diaghilev and the famous Ballets Russes. Gris articulated most of his aesthetic theories during 1924 and 1925. He delivered his definitive lecture, Des possibilites de la peinture, at the Sorbonne in 1924. Major Gris exhibitions took place at the Galeries Simon in Paris and the Galerie Flechtheim in Berlin in 1923 and at the Galerie Flechtheim in Dusseldorf in 1925.
After October 1925, the Spanish painter Gris was frequently ill with bouts of uremia and cardiac problems. He died of renal failure in Boulogne-sur-Seine in Paris on May 11, 1927, at the young age of 40, leaving his wife and a son. Brooke wrote about Gris, ”He appears with two styles. In one of them a grid structure appears that is clearly reminiscent of the Gouter and of Metzinger’s later work in 1912. In the other, the grid is still present but the lines ae not stated and their continuity is broken. Their presence is suggested by the heavy, often triangular shading of the angles between them…Both styles are distinguished from the work of Picasso and Braque by their clear , raditional and measurable quality. ”Although Gris regarded Picasso as a teacher, he was written in “The Auto biography of Alice B. Toklas”that “Juan Gris was the only person whom Picasso wished away. ”
The Cubism Juan Gris was a quietist, whose life was ostensibly marked by few major incidents. Though not the inventor of Cubism, he was one of its most able pratitioners and evolved a very personal variety of it , combining elements which he had learned from Braque and Picasso and with others which were his own personal invention. He was, and is the one who was considered as universally acknowledged father of Cubism.Juan Gris’s paintings, colorful and full of Cubism. If you like Cubist as well and admire in Juan Gris’s paintings, our artists are able to copy his works and have produce them on our site. You should tell us as soon as you find some you like !