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Campo Cerrado

Spanish Art 1939–1953

April 26 - September 26, 2016
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Sabatini Building, Floor 3

The exhibition Campo Cerrado takes its name from the homonymous novel by Max Aub and looks to examine Spanish art in the complex and controversial 1940s, a decade that has received little attention and one that exists in a critical and historiographical vacuum, despite its importance in structuring modern sensibility in Spain.

In 1938, at the height of the Civil War, Eugenio d’Ors, General Director of Fine Arts, selected works by Spanish artists linked to the art that preceded the conflict, including Zuloaga, representing Spain’s fascist camp at the Venice Biennale. In 1951, the writer and critic Rafael Santos Torroella and architect José Antonio Coderch designed the Spanish Pavilion for the IX Milan Triennale, thus setting up a dialogue between popular craftsmanship and contemporary design which included both Lorca’s poetry and the paintings of a young Guinovart. The comparison between the contents of Spain’s representations at both international events, which could bee seen as symbolic boundaries in this exhibition, could also evoke a linear evolution ranging from the most academic conservatism, in line with the rigours of early fascism, to the opening out of modernity, in keeping with a political time that strived to put an end to the international isolation of the France regime. Nevertheless, the analysis of how much lies beneath, not only in both exhibitions but also in the intervening time between the two, reveals an infinitely more complex reality.

In order to reconstruct that period, the exhibition is divided into the following sections, which will combine wide-ranging views with case studies: 1939; image and propaganda; from the restoration of academic art to renewal: Eugenio d’Ors; the country and the city: aspects of daily life in autarchic Spain; exiles and expatriates; the return of Miró and the rescue of avant-garde movements in history; from the Escuela de Altamira and Dau al Set; architectural renovation; the abstraction-figuration debate and the official appropriation of the modern.

Exhibition´s details

Organized by: 
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
Curatorship: 
Mª Dolores Jiménez-Blanco Carrillo de Albornoz
Artists:
Fermín Aguayo, Cesáreo Rodríguez Aguilera, Alberto (Alberto Sánchez Pérez), José Luis Fernández del Amo-Fernández, Manuel Ángeles Ortiz, Antonio Oriol Anguera, Carlos Arévalo, Roberto Arranz, Josep Llorens Artigas, A.T.C., Max Aub, Balcells, Baldrich, Manuela Ballester, Alfred H. Jr. Barr, Fabio Barraclough, Georges Bataille, Willi Baumeister, Luis Moya Blanco, Francisco Bores, Josep Brangulí, Brassaï (Gyula Halász), Jorge Romero Brest, Joan Brossa, Joan Brotat, Emilio Burgos, Sigfrido Burmann, Francisco de Asís Cabrero, Francisco de Asís Cabrero, Antonio Cámara, Antoni Campaña, Pedro Gómez Cantolla, Robert Capa (André Ernö Friedmann), Francisco Capulino (Capuleto) , Manolo Caracol, Jean Cassou, Luis Castellanos, Carlos Fernández de Castro, Francesc Català-Roca, Camilo José Cela, Agustí Centelles, Eduardo Chicharro Agüera, Eduardo Chillida, Alexandre Cirici, Juan Eduardo Cirlot, Antoni Clavé, Enrique Climent, José Antonio Coderch, Manuel Colmeiro, Compte, Conrado, Víctor Mª Cortezo, Pancho Cossío (Francisco Gutiérrez Cossío), Modest Cuixart, Eugenio D'Ors, Carlos Edmundo d'Ory, Salvador Dalí, Louis Danz, Sainz de Tejada, Álvaro Delgado, Teodoro Delgado, Juan Manuel Díaz-Caneja, José Sanz y Díaz, Victorina Durán, Paul Éluard, Max Ernst, Concha Espina, Elías Feliu, Antonio Fernández, Luis Fernández, Casto Fernández-Shaw, Ángel Ferrant, Carlos Ferreira, Alberto Ferriz, Miguel Fisac, Alberto Baeza Flores, Lola Flores, Esteban Francés, Manuel Augusto García Viñolas, Sebastià Gasch, Mathias Goeritz, Fernando Fernán Gómez, Julio González, Eugenio Granell, José Guerrero, Josep Guinovart, Alfredo Guitó, Ricardo Gullon, Stanley William Hayter, Joseph Hecht, Enrique Herreros, Gladys dalla Husband, Jano, Francisco San José, Juan Ismael (Ismael Ernesto González Mora), Vassily Kandinsky, Kindel (Joaquín del Palacio), Paul Klee, Miguel Labordeta, Carmen Laforet, Eloy Laguardia (Eloy Giménez Laguardia), Santiago Lagunas, Hermenegildo Lanz, Otho Lloyd, Baltasar Lobo, Luis Lucía, Urbano Lugrís, Maruja Mallo (Ana María Gómez González), Daniel Mangrané, Julio Maruri, André Masson, Hermanos Mayo, Rodorick Mead, Jordi Mercadé, Joan Merli, René Metras, Manuel Millares, Ricard Giralt Miracle, Joan Miró, Mitjans, Torres Molina, Moragas, Juan Antonio Morales, José Moreno Villa, Nicolás Muller, Josep Narro, Edgar Neville, Francisco Nieva, Cirilo Martínez Novillo, Indalecio Ojanguren, Santiago Ontañón, Godofredo Ortega Muñoz, Carlos Serrano de Osma, Jorge Oteiza, Modesto López Otero, Pablo Palazuelo, Benjamín Palencia, Juan Miguel Pando Barrero, Nanda Papiri, Isaac Díaz Pardo, Carlos Pascual de Lara, José María Pemán, Francisco Pérez-Dolz, Perpiñà, Pablo Picasso (Pablo Ruiz Picasso), Jardiel Poncela, Joan Ponç i Bonet, Gio Ponti, Cristóbal Portillo, Gregorio Prieto, Francisco Prieto-Moreno, Carla Prina, Pere Pruna, J. Puig-Ferran, Luis Quintanilla, Julio Ramis Palou, Luis García de la Rasilla, Josep Renau, Dolf Rieser, Ernesto Ripollés, Manuel Rivera, José Robledano, Alfonso D. Rodríguez Castelao, Luis Rosales, Luis Vargas Rosas, Carlos Pérez de Rozas, Fernando García Rozas, Jaime Ruiz, Carlos Sáenz de Tejada, Pascual Bravo Sanfeliú, Marqués de Santa María del Villar, Alberto Sartoris, Antonio Saura, Eusebio Sempere, Luis Seoane, Ramón Gómez de La Serna, Silvano Sernesi, , Josep Maria Sert, José Solana (José Gutiérrez Solana), Sorters, Luis Gutiérrez Soto, Frank Stefan, Tony Stubbing, Suárez del Árbol (Goñi), Aurelio Suárez, Antoni Tàpies, Delhy Tejero, Juan José Tharrats, Josefa Tolrà, Tono, Federico B. Torralba Soriano, Rafael Santos Torroella, Tort , José María Ucelay, José Val del Omar, Adriano del Valle, Antonio Buero Vallejo, Remedios Varo, Daniel Vázquez Díaz, Ramón Stolz Viciano, José Manaut Viglietti, Fiamma Vigo, Miguel Villá, Moisés Villèlia (Moisés Sanmartí Puig), Vicente Viudes, Luis Felipe Vivanco, John Buckland Wright, Martín Santos Yubero, Rafael Zabaleta, María Zambrano, José Vela Zanetti, Ignacio Zuloaga View more

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