Julio González (Barcelona, 1876 - Paris, 1942) is one of the preeminent Spanish sculptors, laying the foundations for the wave of modern sculpture from the Thirties onwards. Based on Assemblage and construction through lines, layers and empty spaces, the movement started by González is in contrast to the work of other sculptors such as Brancusi, a key figure in Modernism, whose work is based on the principle of construction by the composition of masses and expression through moulding.
Both Francisco Druuio (Valladolid, 1868 - Paris, 1940) and Julio González (Barcelona, 1876 - Paris, 1942) live the Parisian experience of the first decades of the century and share a fondness for jewellery which they practice on the margins of their artistic work. The two artists undertake a formal investigation which is often described as secondary to their contributions but which is important because it helps to reveal the iconographic interests of both as well as their chosen affinities.
Julio González (Barcelona, 1876 - Arcueil, France, 1942) is considered the father of iron sculpture and one of the key artists in the development of twentieth-century art. This retrospective exhibition exposes his process of finding a new sculptural syntax through a wide variety of registers and is an addition to those Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía dedicated to him in 1986 focused on Las Colecciones del IVAM and in 1995 focused on his drawings.