icono titulo portada Spacing out the Norm 1946-1948

Having achieved the title of Drawing Teacher, Sempere decided to continue his studies, specializing on Engraving. Once liberated from the academic obligation, the first symptoms of individuality and disagreement towards the imposed norm of the School started appearing on drawings and oils.

The job undertaken during these 2 years of study on engraving was recorded on etchings and dry-points that show us the reaction to the preceding stage by imitating models that counteract the light and colour that were demanded in the past. Sempere looks for the Spanish darkness and expressionism in Goya.

In his free time he copies Rivera at the Museum of Valencia, and imitates Modigliani and Matisse in his pencil portraits from the years 1947 and 1948. From this period we get his magnificent and disturbing self-portrait that is so full of content.