To 6th April
A new exhibition at the Museo de Bellas Artes in Valencia provides visitors with an opportunity to view some of the newest pieces owned by the museum, dating from the middle of the last century to the present day, which have hardly been seen in public before.
Entitled “Poéticas figurativas en la colecciones del Museo de Bellas Artes de Valencia 1947-2006”, the exhibition contains 29 works and is open to the public until 6th April.
After the Spanish Civil War ended in 1939, the dictatorship resulted in Spain being isolated from the rest of European art for a long time, while at the same time the régime promoted traditional values in a way that made it difficult for young people to keep in touch with modern trends. Many artists were forced into exile, while others who had been innovative before the war went back to more traditional creations: this was the case, for example, of Genaro Lahuerta and Pedro de Valencia. Salvador Soria and Eusebio Sempere, on the other hand, are examples of those who took on board new tendencies at an early age, and this shows in their production.
The “figurative poetics” created a wide body of work which is now in the hands of museums thanks to purchases and donations, and in the Valencia exhibition the artists featured are a mix of the famous and the relatively unknown, as the following list demonstrates: María Consuelo Vento, Pedro de Valencia, José Quero, José Gabriel Segrelles, Luis Prades, María Dolores Casanova, Antonio Alegre, Francisco Sebastián, Manolo Gil, Luis Arcas, Andrés J. Cillero, Equipo Realidad, Anzo, Francisco Lozano, Genaro Lahuerta, Manuela Ballester, Benjamín Palencia, Antonia Mir, Juan Bautista Porcar, Juan Genovés, Aurora Valero, Manuel Boix, Rafael Armengol, Xavier Oriach, Vicente Fillol, Cirilo Martínez, Juan de Ribera Berenguer, Joaquín Michavila and Antoni Miró.
Museo de Bellas Artes de Valencia
C/ San Pío V, nº 9
46010 VALENCIA (Spain)
Click for map, Calle san Pío V, Valencia
Monday, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.
From Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.
Closed on January 1st, Good Friday and December 25th.
For the other extreme in art, why not visit the IVAM, which ahs the latest in cutting edge art
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