in San Sebastian, 1926
spontaneously and on his own account, in contact with his
sculptor brother Eduardo Chillida.
was the predominant theme in his figurative painting. Vast
barren wastes, immense plains… he treated them all with
the same delicate sense of the subtle shades of
Such was the importance that he gave to this distinction
in chromatic values that it became the main characteristic
of his work. Although his work continues to be tied to
scenic feathers, landscape is the pretext rather than the
His next paintings seems to be abstract, but this
impression derives above all from the fact that the
landscape in his canvases is “abstracted”.