The Spanish Civil War was not just a dramatic historical event, but it also served as a catalyst for a range of artistic strategies and attitudes. This guided visit highlights just how the situation was to influence the cultural landscape that existed before the outbreak of the war and would maintain its sphere of influence throughout its course and even once the conflict had ended.
The numerous works forming the basis of the visit’s discourse include those that were brought together for the Spanish Pavilion at the International Exposition in Paris in 1937, such as Pablo Picasso’s Guernica and Alexander Calder’s Mercury Fountain. Cultural volunteers take the Senior Citizen groups through the rooms that give context to these works on a guided visit, taking place in the Museum’s Collection 1.
Intended Public: Senior Citizens
Fecha: 14 October, 2013 - 13 June, 2014
Further Information: Tel. 91 774 10 00, Ext. 2098 / e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Artworks of the visit
Mercury Fountain (maquette)1937-1943
Maruja Mallo (Ana María Gómez González)
Canto de las espigas (Song of the Spikes)1939 (The year 1929 inscribed on the canvas and modified by the artist)
Madrid 1937 (Aviones negros) (Madrid 1937 [Black Aeroplanes])1937
Femme assise I (Seated Woman I)1935 (circa)
Pablo Picasso (Pablo Ruiz Picasso)
Monument aux espagnols morts pour la France (Monument to the Spaniards Who Died for...1946-1947
Grand prophète (Great Prophet)1933