Photography in Madrid and Barcelona. The vision of Derain, Balthus and Giacometti
8 exhibitions in 2018
Pablo Picasso, Portrait of Dora Maar, 1937. Musée national Picasso-Paris. © Estate of Pablo Picasso, VEGAP, Madrid, 2018
Francis Picabia, Habia II, ca. 1938 y ca. 1945. Ursula Hauser Collection, Suiza. © Francis Picabia, VEGAP, Madrid, 2018
Enjoy Picasso-Picabia. Painting in question, an exhibition dedicated to these two artists who are fundamental to the history of art, but who have never been associated in this way. The exhibition was held until January 13, 2019 in the Fundación MAPFRE Barcelona exhibition hall (Casa Garriga Nogués).
Théo van Rysselberghe
La punta Saint-Pierre en Saint-Tropez, 1896
Musée National d’Histoire et d’Art Luxembourg. Émile Mayrisch Collection. Luxembourg Red Cross
© Musée National d’Histoire et d’Art Luxembourg | Tom Lucas
Access all of the information on the exhibition Rediscovering the Mediterranean at the Fundación MAPFRE Recoletos Exhibition Hall. Click here for more information.
Humberto Rivas is one of the central figures in the development of photography in Spain. You have been able to appreciate his work in this exhibition that takes you on a journey from the 1970s up to 2005 at the Fundación MAPFRE Bárbara de Braganza Exhibition Hall in Madrid.
Eiko Oshima, Actress in the Film Shiiku (Prize Stock), 1961
Collection of the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Tokyo
© Shomei Tomatsu – INTERFACE / Courtesy of Taka Ishii Gallery Photography / Film
From 5 June, in the Casa Garriga Nogués which is our exhibition hall in Barcelona, you will be able to visit the first retrospective produced in Spain of the work of Shomei Tomatsu (Nagoya, Aichi 1930 – Naha, Okinawa, 2012), undoubtedly one of the most important photographers of post-war Japan.
View through the pont Royal toward the pont Solférino, c. 1933
Estate Brassaï Succession, Paris
© Estate Brassaï Succession, Paris
After passing through Barcelona, the BRASSAÏ exhibition, an in-house production featuring the work of this great Hungarian photographer, a key figure in the history of 20th century photography, is now coming to Madrid. The show traces his career with over 200 exhibits (period photographs, drawings, a sculpture and documentary material) and can be enjoyed in our Fundación MAPFRE Recoletos Exhbition Hall until 2 September 2018.
Schlafendes Mädchen [Sleeping Girl], 1909
Watercolor, pastel and graphite on paper
Colecciones Fundación MAPFRE
Foto: © Fernando Maquieira, 2018
This space has given us the chance to reflect and delve deeper into the work of the brilliant Catalan artist and to find recurring motifs in his work that open up a dialogue with other works of art. For this tribute to the figure of Joan Miró, we have chosen a subject that takes center stage in his work and is also a central topic in our collections of drawings: women.
From 25th January you will be able to visit the exhibition on the work by Ed van der Elsken at the Bárbara de Braganza Hall in Madrid with the largest retrospective look in our country on the photographic and cinematographic work by the author, who was undoubtedly one of the most relevant personalities in the artistic world in the second half of the 20th Century in the Netherlands.
Isabel Lambert, 1935-1939, Oil on canvas, 75,6 × 74 cm
© André Derain, VEGAP, Madrid, 2018
Foto: © North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh (Carolina del Norte).
From 1-6 February in our Fundación MAPFRE Recoletos Exhibition Hall in Madrid we are presenting an exhibition that explores the the friendship between three of the great artists of the 20th century: André Derain, Balthus and Alberto Giacometti. The visions of these three artists, never before contrasted, coincide in what must be demanded of a work of art. Far beyond the mutual admiration and sincere affection that bonded them throughout their lives, their profound agreement on aesthetic questions is the common thread running through this exhibition.