Amaya Muzzle gained the golden Medal in sculpture in the International Exhibition of Plastic Arts

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Our young favorite Spanish artist, Amaya Bozal, has been rewarded in July with the golden Medal in LXX Exhibition of Plastic Arts of Valdepeñas by his work sculptural Set, in the category sculpture.

Sculptural set consists of three heads, two in bronze with different patinas and one of mud retractario, placed on wooden beams of the XIXth century treated for his conservation.

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Autumn exhibitions in Barcelona

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Work of Luis Gordillo

We have already seen the autumn exhibitions calendar in Madrid, since now it is the shift of Barcelona, a city that offers us year by year the best of the Spanish and international contemporary art.

Of the Spanish art, we will have artist's exhibitions as Luis Gordillo, Joan Miró, Ramón Casas and Salvador Dalí, between other international artists.

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To live without destroying, exhibition of Pello Irazu in San Sebastian

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To live without destroying is the title of the exhibition of the Spanish contemporary artist Pello Irazu, that you will be able to visit this summer in Koldo Mitxelena of San Sebastian.

What will we be able to see? The sample consists of diverse works: sculptures and constructive drawings, along with photographic spaces, you photograph with painting and sculptures realized in smelting of bronze and aluminum. These works represent the production of last 4 years of the artist.

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Autumn exhibitions in Madrid

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Peoplés Theatre in Niteroi, of Oscar Niemeyer

To almost a month of the summer end, we bring over to you an advance of the calendar of autumn exhibitions in Madrid. The advance includes the principal museums and rooms of exhibition of the city, which we will be updating opportunely.

Prado Museum

  • Retrospective of Juan Bautisma Maíno: opening on October 20 with 35 works of the artists and paintings of the Spanish and Italian contemporary artists.

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Minimal Big Size, exhibition of Spanish contemporary sculpture

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Work of Diego Canogar

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In the frame of XII Sample Minimal Big Size you will be able to see the sculptures of the Spanish contemporary artists in the House of Culture of the St Lawrence El Escorial.

Work assembles the exhibition in wood, stone and artists' steel like Diego Canogar, Jorge García, Juan Carlos Fuentes, Hair Millán, Juan de la Iglesia, Teresa Abellanas, Adolfo Alcalde, Carmen Ambruster, Iván de Christ, Héctor Delgado, Magdalen F. Merino, Angels Friar, Gabriel Fuertes, I Protect García, Ignacio López, César Montero, M. Luz Nieto, Ann Olano, Pardito, Ricardo Santonja and Peace Saints.

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Retrospective of Alberto Giacometti in Foundation Beyeler

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Main prise, 1932 Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung, Zurick © FAAG / 2009, ProLitteris, Zurick

A revision of the work of Alberto Giacometti is the proposal of this summer of the Foundation Beyeler that you can visit if you are for Basel.

What will we be able to see? The sample composes of sculptures, paintings, drawings and objects, both of the proper Giacometti and of some members of his family, like Giovani Giacometti (his father), Augusto Giacometti (his cousin) and Diego, older brother of the artist, central figure of the life and Giacometti production.

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Biography of Esteban Vicente, Spanish artist

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Esteban Vicente was born in 1904 in Turégano, Segovia. At the age of 17 his formation began in the School of Fine arts of San Fernando, firstly to form like sculptor, although he decided to devote himself to the painting.

Once in Madrid there had contact with writers and artists, like García Lorca, Juan Ramón Jiménez, Alberti, Luis Buñuel, Juan Bonafé, Bores and the Pole Wladislaw Jahl. For his esthetics it was located in the group that received the epithet of “painters poets”. In fact, there was in two literary magazines, Poem and Prose and Midday, where he published his first drawings.

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He interviews Antonio López García

Almost by chance I have met on this interview to Antonio López García, the Spanish artist that more I like, so much for his attitude before the art as for his hyperrealistic painting.

Antonio López García speaks to us about what it moves to the art from his birth, how it does his artistic work, the importance of the urban scenery, the need to take Spain as a topic of the Spanish painting. He speaks about Velázquez and Bacon, with very unlike opinions, in that you can or not to agree.

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Biography of Cristino Mallo, Spanish sculptor

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Woman taking off the shoes, 1970

Cristino Mallo was born in Tuy (Pontevedra) in 1905. He lived in different places of Spain before settling in Madrid, where it developed all his artistic career. It initiated his formation in the School of Arts and crafts of Avilés. In 1923 it registered in that of Fine arts of San Fernando, where it was provided with teachers as Capuz and Mateo Inuria.

From 1927 it began to frequent intellectual gatherings, and had contact with the poets of this generation. In 1931 he signed the manifesto of the AGAP (Trade union Group of Artists Plásticos). Two years later it gained the National Award of Sculpture with his work Nude with fish. In 1935 it moved to Salamanca, to get out of debt like teacher in the School of Arts and crafts of that city, where it was related to sculptors as Montagurt and Macías.

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Julio González in the collection of the IVAM

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Head before the mirror of Julio González
1934. Ruined bronze

Julio González in the collection of the IVAM is the title of the exhibition of the Spanish artist that you will be able to visit in the Valencian Institute of Modern art (IVAM) this summer and autumn.

What will we be able to see? The sample consists of 400 González's works, between sculptures, drawings, paintings and gold work, which simultaneously turn into one of the collections with more works of this cardinal Spanish artist in the history of Spanish art.

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