The Picasso women

Pablo Picasso is so met by his art as by his relation with the women, eternal muses of his art and also source of many conflicts.

This report published in the program Thesis gives an exhaustive glance for the relation of Picasso and his wives. From Olga Kokhlova to Dora Maar or Jacqueline Roque, many people have been the females who intervened in his art and heart.

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Biography of Gerardo Rueda, Spanish artist

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This painter and Spanish graphic artist was born on April 23, 1926 in Madrid, and died on May 26, 1996. Gerardo Rueda was educated in the French Lyceum of his hometown. It began with studies of classic painting and in 1949 it exhibited for the first time in the Spanish capital.

At the beginning of the 50s it presented his first collages and abstract drawings. It realized his first individual exhibitions in 1958, in Barcelona, in the Galleries Garden and the green gallery of Ángel Marsá. Since then it took part in more than 200 collective exhibitions, being one of the most excellent the “Sample of Art Nuevo-MAN 64”, in X Lounge of May of Barcelona, where in 1966 the Award obtained Brothers Serra.

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Biography of Francisco Iturrino, Spanish painter



Francisco Iturrino was born in Santander on September 10, 1864, being a son of of Miguel Iturrino-farero - and of Joaquina González. At the age of three his family moved to Castro-Urdiales and in 1872 one changed of definitive form Bilbao.

There, at the age of 15 it received classes of drawing in an academy and on the part of his uncle, Elviro González, painter and poet. Once the graduate ended, in 1883, he settled in Liège (Belgium) to study engineering. But it left the studies, without his father finding out, to begin his artistic career.

In 1890 it moved to Brussels and studied painting with Lorrand. Two years later he decided to devote himself of exclusive form to the painting.

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What does think the public of the work of Luis Gordillo?

Small question that gathers in this video the different impressions of the public about the work of the Spanish contemporary artist Luis Gordillo.

The interpretations as open as diverse and the value of this fragment of the program of TV 1001 Nights, where they submit to the look of the public the author, the best criticism and the most sharp.

Let's remember that the opinions diversity about the work of Gordillo is proper of the impressions that there wakes up the abstract art, which is opened for interpretations, sometimes opposing, sometimes docile. The spiritual thing, the exploration with the matter, the sexual thing and the language are the elements with which they all coincide at the moment of stopping the look opposite to a Gordillo.

Biography of Daniel Vázquez Díaz, Spanish painter


Daniel Vázquez Díaz was born in Nerva (Huelva) on January 15, 1882, in the bosom of a well-off family. He was one of the big Spanish painters of the XXth century.

From child he was interested by the drawing, passion that was provided with the support of his mother, who was encouraging it constantly. On the other hand, his father wanted that it was continuing in the commerce of textiles. He studied in Seville the Commerce career, but at the same time his artistic formation of self-educated form began. In this city it was influenced by the painting of The Greek one, Zurbarán and Sorolla; and also, one contacted with Francisco Iturriño and Juan Ramón Jiménez.

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Biography of Cirilo Martínez Novillo, Spanish painter


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This Spanish painter belonged to the School of Madrid, group that not only based on his moral attitude, but on the recovery “of the formal values of the historical avant-garde”, and also one related it esthetically to the Second School of Vallecas. He was born in Vallecas, Madrid, in 1921 and died last year, July 15.

Cirilo Martínez Novillo is one of the fundamental artists of the Spanish figurative painting of the modernity. He could develop a very personal language, in which imagining and abstraction makes a mistake.

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Biography of Eduardo Rosales, Spanish painter

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Portrait of Rosebushes for Federico de Madrazo

Today we are in a day of classic art, which is never of more for knowing a little the past of the Spanish art. We will speak about Eduardo Rosales, Spanish painter of the XIXth century, characterized by the purism, the realism and the impressionism.

Rosales was born on November 4, 1836, in Madrid. From 1849 until 1851 he studied Philosophy in the Institute of San Isidro. The latter year joined the Academy of Fine Arts, where it took as teachers to, between others, José and Federico de Madrazo, Carlos Luis Rivera, Carlos de Haes and Luis Ferrant. At the age of two it left his formation in this academy. In 1854 it began to copy in the Prado Museum, to Velázquez, Dyck, Murillo Go and, between others, to Tiziano. On the following year it was employed at the lithographic collection of the Academy of Fine Arts in the Tívoli.

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Biography of Esteban Vicente, Spanish artist


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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Biography of Cristino de Vera, Spanish painter


Cristino de Vera was born in 1931, in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. In 1946 it initiated his artistic formation in the School of Arts and crafts of his hometown, where it took Mariano de Cossío as a teacher, who made him know the postcubism and the poetry of the generation of 27.

In 1951, at the age of 20, he decided to go away to study Madrid, where it frequented the workshop of Vázquez Díaz. It completed his education in the School of Fine arts of San Fernando and in the Circle of Fine arts. At the age of 22 he decided to begin of zero, and to take for your own intuition.

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Biography of Cecilio Pla and Graceful, Spanish painter


Cecilio Pla and Graceful he was born in Valencia in 1860 and died in Madrid in 1934. He formed in the Academy of San Carlos of his hometown and in the Academy of San Fernando of the Spanish capital. Also, he was a disciple of Emilio Sala.

In 1880 he went away to live to Rome, and also he traveled round the rest of Italy, France and Portugal. From Italy he sent works to take part in the National Exhibitions of Fine arts, in which it took part from 1881 until the year of his death. Most of the works that it presented were of genre of local customs and manners - in that is observed the Fortuny influence - and with them it managed numerous awards.

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