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COPPER MEDAL TFP AWARDS 1999 CARMEN LAFFONID32305311

COPPER MEDAL TFP AWARDS 1999 CARMEN LAFFON

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CARMEN LAFFON

Carmen Laffon was born in Seville in 1934. She began to study painting at the age of 12 in the School of Fine Arts Santa Isabel de Hungría in Seville, completing her studies in 1955 in the Fine Arts School of San Fernando in Madrid, after which she travelled to Italy on a scholarship from the Ministry of Education. In 1960 she moved to Madrid and through the Gallery Biosca made the acquaintance of Juana Mordó, joining that gallery's group of painters in 1961. Around 1965 she played a part in the founding and subsequent activity of the Gallery La Pasarela in Seville which went to great lengths to support the proliferation of painting. She began to spend long stretches at a time at her country house Mudapelo in Burguillos, near Seville, where she set up her studio in the summer months. In 1975 she joined the faculty of the Seville School of Fine Arts where she taught life drawing classes until 1981.

Her paintings attempt to capture the intimacy of everyday things, idealizing them in a way, but treating them in a completely realist manner. In addition to this re-creating of intimate, placid environments, emphasis must be placed on the most important feature in Carmen Laffon's artwork: the personal chromatism of her paintings, a vital necessity as far as expressive capacity is concerned. For this reason she works on and composes her paintings almost analytically, but without making an experiment of it, remaining true to the real color within the constraints that her own version of things allows.

Another of her characteristics is the special climate she achieves in her paintings, a non-distancing atmosphere that seems to draw the viewer in, the light being worked on as a major plastic element.

She has completed stage sets such as that for The Barber of Seville by Rossini for the Theatre of the Maestranza in Seville. She is a member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Seville and of that of San Fernando in Madrid. In 1999 the Ministry of Culture awarded her the Medal of Merit in Fine Arts, and in the same year she was presented with the Tomás Francisco Prieto Award by the Real Casa de la Moneda Foundation.
Information about the Medal
Year 1999  
Diameter (mm) 60  
Metal COPPER  
Weight (g) 83  
Maximum Mintage (units) 225  

CARMEN LAFFON

Carmen Laffon was born in Seville in 1934. She began to study painting at the age of 12 in the School of Fine Arts Santa Isabel de Hungría in Seville, completing her studies in 1955 in the Fine Arts School of San Fernando in Madrid, after which she travelled to Italy on a scholarship from the Ministry of Education. In 1960 she moved to Madrid and through the Gallery Biosca made the acquaintance of Juana Mordó, joining that gallery's group of painters in 1961. Around 1965 she played a part in the founding and subsequent activity of the Gallery La Pasarela in Seville which went to great lengths to support the proliferation of painting. She began to spend long stretches at a time at her country house Mudapelo in Burguillos, near Seville, where she set up her studio in the summer months. In 1975 she joined the faculty of the Seville School of Fine Arts where she taught life drawing classes until 1981.

Her paintings attempt to capture the intimacy of everyday things, idealizing them in a way, but treating them in a completely realist manner. In addition to this re-creating of intimate, placid environments, emphasis must be placed on the most important feature in Carmen Laffon's artwork: the personal chromatism of her paintings, a vital necessity as far as expressive capacity is concerned. For this reason she works on and composes her paintings almost analytically, but without making an experiment of it, remaining true to the real color within the constraints that her own version of things allows.

Another of her characteristics is the special climate she achieves in her paintings, a non-distancing atmosphere that seems to draw the viewer in, the light being worked on as a major plastic element.

She has completed stage sets such as that for The Barber of Seville by Rossini for the Theatre of the Maestranza in Seville. She is a member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Seville and of that of San Fernando in Madrid. In 1999 the Ministry of Culture awarded her the Medal of Merit in Fine Arts, and in the same year she was presented with the Tomás Francisco Prieto Award by the Real Casa de la Moneda Foundation.