Room 427 Val del Omar. The Mechanical Mysticism of Cinema. María José Val del Omar & Gonzalo Sáenz de Buruaga Archive

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Over a fifty-year period, José Val del Omar (Granada, 1904 – Madrid, 1982) created a body of work and film inventions with staggering richness in terms of language, technique and the themes he explored. Under the general title of The Mechanical Mysticism of Cinema, this room displays his work from the 1960s and has a point of convergence in tourism, his quintessential film Fuego en Castilla (Fire in Castile) — his other major film Aguaespejo granadino (Water-Mirror of Granada) is screened in room 412, on the same floor — and the recreation of what would be his final work, the PLAT Laboratory.

These works are part of the loan and donation generously given to the Museo by the María José Val del Omar & Gonzalo Sáenz de Buruaga Archive to support the research, exhibition and dissemination of this Granada-born artist undertaken by the Museo since 2009.