Must-See Art Guide: Spain

This week's art guide includes Joan Miró, Alexander Calder, and more.

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Carles Casagemas, Self-Portrait (ca. 1900). Courtesy of Museo Nacional d’Art de Catalunya.

Palau Nacional, Parc de Montjuïc, Barcelona, Spain
The Sound of Art. Courtesy of Art Wanson Gallery SL.

Calle Serrano, 138, Madrid, Spain
Rineke Dijkstra, The Krazyhouse, (Megan, Simon, Nicky, Philip, Dee), Liverpool, UK (2009). Courtesy of Guggenheim Bilbao.

Avenida Abandoibarra, Bilbao, Spain
Danaë, Titian (1551–1553). Courtesy of Museo Nacional del Prado.

Calle Ruiz de Alarcón 23, Madrid, Spain
Joaquín Torres García, Hombre de Nueva York (1922–1924). Courtesy of Galería Leandro Navarro.

Amor de Dios, 1, Madrid, Spain
Juan Luis Moraza, republic, Exhibition view (2014). Courtesy of Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía.

Calle Santa Isabel, 52, Madrid, Spain
Leopoldo Pomes, Mantilla- Puño. Courtesy of Fernández-Braso.

Villanueva, 3, Madrid, Spain
Chema Madoz, Installation View. Courtesy of Galería Elvira González.

General Castaños, 3, Madrid, Spain
Gerard Mas, Nano (2014). Courtesy of 3 Punts Galeria.

C/ Enric Granados, 21, Barcelona, Spain
Installation View. Courtesy of Mayoral Galeria d’Art.

Carrer del Consell de Cent, 286, Barcelona, Spain
Raoul Dufy, Boardwalk of the Casino Marie-Christine at Sainte-Adresse (ca. 1906). Courtesy of Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza.

Palacio de Villahermosa, Paseo del Prado 8, Madrid, Spain
Niki de Saint Phalle, Long Live Love (Vive l'Amour) (1990). Courtesy of Guggenheim Bilbao.

Avenida Abandoibarra, Bilbao, Spain.

Spain is known for many things: Queen Letizia, paella, bullfighting, and Spanish art, one of the greatest cultural treasures of the world. During the 20th century, Spanish painting gained international recognition thanks to Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, and Salvador Dalí.

Madrid is the capital and largest city of Spain, and, the upcoming art fair, ARCOmadrid, will attract lovers of contemporary art from around the world. Located in the Golden Triangle of Art, are some of the most important museums in Europe, including the Museo del Prado, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and the Museo de Arte Thyssen-Bornemisza. In addition, the city has a number of notable art galleries. During ARCO, you will have a chance to see a solo exhibition of works by Uruguayan artist Joaquin Torres-García at Galería Leandro Navarro. This show presents his manufactured wood toys, called Aladdin Toys. Spanish contemporary art can be seen in the group exhibition “La Realidad y el Deseo” at Fernández-Braso, with paintings, sculptures, and photography.

Located on the Mediterranean, Barcelona is also worth a visit for every art lover. At the end of the 19th century, a unique form of Art Noveau was born here. Its most prominent representative was Antoni Gaudí, who lived and worked in the city, where you can see many of his famous buildings and sites, such as the Park Güell and the Sagrada Família cathedral. In addition, the city has its own art museum dedicated to Joan Miró, the Fundació Joan Miró. To see even more works by Miró, pay a visit to the Mayoral Galeria d’Art, highlighting his works and works by American sculptor Alexander Calder. Also showing sculpture is 3 Punts Galeria, featuring the latest works by Gerard Mas, executed in materials such as stone, alabaster, marble, and wood.

Enjoy the Spanish art culture and your siesta in the sun. Viva España!

 

Exhibition: Casagemas. The Artist Beneath the Myth

When: October 31, 2014–February 22, 2015

Where: Museo Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, Palau Nacional, Parc de Montjuïc, Barcelona, Spain

 

Exhibition: The Sound of Art

When: February 17–24, 2015

Where: Art Wanson Gallery SL, Calle Serrano, 138, Madrid, Spain

 

Exhibition: Rineke Dijkstra: The Krazyhouse

When: November 13, 2014–March 1, 2015

Where:  Guggenheim Bilbao, Avenida Abandoibarra, Bilbao, Spain

 

Exhibition: Titian: Danaë, Venus and Adonis. The early poesie

When: November 19, 2014–March 1, 2015

Where:  Museo Nacional Del Prado, Calle Ruiz de Alarcón, 23, Madrid, Spain

 

Art Fair:  “ARCOmadrid”

When: February 25–March 1, 2015

Where: IFEMA, Avda. del Partenón, 5, Madrid, Spain

 

Exhibition: Joaquín Torres-García: Maderas, dibujos, juguetes

When: January 22–March 1, 2015

Where:  Galería Leandro Navarro, Amor de Dios, 1, Madrid, Spain

 

Exhibition: Juan Luis Moraza republic

When: October 15, 2014–March 2, 2015

Where:  Museo Nacional Del Prado, Calle Ruiz de Alarcón 23, Madrid, Spain

 

Exhibition: La Realidad y el Deseo

When: January 15–March 7, 2015

Where: Fernández-Braso, Villanueva, 30, Madrid, Spain

 

Exhibition: Chema Madoz

When: January 22–March 14, 2015

Where: Galería Elvira González, General Castaños, 3, Madrid, Spain

 

Exhibition: Gerard Mas

When: January 22–March 14, 2015

Where: 3 Punts Galeria, C/ Enric Granados, 21, Barcelona, Spain

 

Exhibition: Miró/Calder

When: October 1, 2014–March 31, 2015

Where: Mayoral Galeria d’Art, Carrer del Consell de Cent, 286, Barcelona, Spain

 

Exhibition: Raoul Dufy

When: February 17–May 17, 2015

Where: Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Palacio de Villahermosa, Paseo del Prado 8, Madrid, Spain

 

Exhibition: Paul Delvaux: A Walk with Love and Death

When: February 24–June 7, 2015

Where: Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Palacio de Villahermosa, Paseo del Prado 8, Madrid, Spain

 

Exhibition: Niki de Saint Phalle

When: February 27–June 11, 2015

Where: Guggenheim Bilbao, Avenida Abandoibarra, Bilbao, Spain


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