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Madrid acoge una muestra conjunta de Derain, Balthus y Giacometti

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Madrid acoge una muestra conjunta de Derain, Balthus y Giacometti

You can enjoy the works of 3 great 20th century artists in Madrid in the “Derain, Balthus y Giacometti” exhibit. The collection in question looks at the friendship between these artists through the lens of 100 paintings and sculptures.

André Derain (1880-1954), Balthus (1908-2001) and Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966) joined forces to defend their diverse interpretations of painting and art in general. They did so between the 1920s and 1960s, an age when Surrealism and abstract movements predominated. They shared some of the principles of these movements and also proposed alternative paths.

Stylized Sculpture, Fauvism and Controversy

If you would like a little information about the artists, Giacometti is known for his stylized bronze sculptures of the human figure such as L’homme qui marche I (1961). One of Derain’s most notable paintings, although there are many, is his portrait of Matisse, Henri Matisse (1905). This French painter was Picasso’s friend and he was intrigued by Fauvism, an avant-garde movement that used color and provocative ways.

Balthus is the pseudonym used by the Polish painter Balthasar Klossowski de Rola. His work became a topical again in 2017 due to the controversy around one of his paintings on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York: Thérèse Dreaming (1938), depicting one of his models, his neighbor Thérèse, when she was thirteen years old.

If you are interested in learning more about this trio of artists and friends, take note. The exhibition will be on display from February 1st to May 6th. So, if you are planning a trip to the Spanish capital, you can make sure it coincides with the states.

The “Derain Balthus y Giacometti” exhibit, organized by the Fundación Mapfre and the Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, is on display at the Sala Fundación Mapfre Recoletos (Paseo de Recoletos, 23), in the center of Madrid.

Image (C) North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh (Carolina del Norte).

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