Pi­casso and friends on show

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By Barry Wright WORKS by the likes of revered artists such as Pablo Pi­casso, Juan Gris, René Magritte, Paul Del­vaux, Ed­uardo Chill­ida and An­toni Tàpies are be­ing ex­hib­ited for the first time in Mur­cia thanks to col­lab­o­ra­tion between the Fun­dación Tele­fónica and Mur­cia city hall.

En­ti­tled Des­ta­ca­dos (dis­tin­guished), the ex­hi­bi­tion con­tains 120 ‘iconic’ works of 20th cen­tury art, rang­ing from cubism and sur­re­al­ism, through to in­for­mal­ism and ab­strac­tion which are on dis­play at the Pala­cio Al­mudí in Mur­cia city un­til Novem­ber 12.

The pieces cho­sen for the ex­hi­bi­tion al­low the visi­tor to ob­tain a ‘brief over­view of some of the most in­ter­est­ing chap­ters that oc­curred in the his­tory of art in­side and out­side our (Spain’s) bor­ders through­out the twen­ti­eth cen­tury’.

The ex­hi­bi­tion has been com­piled from works in the Fun­dación Tele­fónica col­lec­tion, and is di­vided into three sec­tions: echoes of the van­guards, sign and form, and to­wards other paths.

The first area rep­re­sents, through a se­lec­tion of works ac­quired in re­cent decades, some of the most im­por­tant move­ments at the van­guard of the early 20th cen­tury: from the cubism of Juan Gris and Louis Mar­cous­sis, the mod­ern per­son­al­ity of Luis Fer­nan­dez, the sur­re­al­ism of René Magritte and Paul Del­vaux, to the over­whelm­ing cre­ativ­ity of Pablo Pi­casso high­lighted by three works cre­ated us­ing dif­fer­ent tech­niques and from dif­fer­ent stages of his de­vel­op­ment.

The ‘sign and form’ sec­tion will im­merse vis­i­tors in the work of three greats of Spanish in­ter­na­tional art: Chill­ida, Tàpies and An­to­nio Saura.

Fol­low­ing the Sec­ond World War, art went through a state of malaise with the net re­sult be­ing in­for­mal­ism - a com­plex and di­verse style in­flu­enced by mat­ter, ges­ture and ab­sence of form. In­for­mal­ism spread across Europe to the United States and can be seen in the works of the above artists.

The third sec­tion ‘to­wards other paths’ con­tains works pub­lished fol­low­ing the cre­ation of the magazine Te­los, a pub­li­ca­tion con­tain­ing ‘thought on com­mu­ni­ca­tion, tech­nol­ogy and so­ci­ety’.

For 15 years com­menc­ing in 1984 the magazine fea­tured a book­let con­tain­ing orig­i­nal works by in­vited artists. Works by more than 40 artists span­ning dif­fer­ent gen­er­a­tions, styles and artis­tic languages ap­peared in the book­let.

Con­tri­bu­tions by Ed­uardo Ar­royo, Gordillo, Soledad Sevilla and Guillermo Pérez Vil­lalta and oth­ers are on dis­play in the ex­hi­bi­tion.

Pala­cio Al­mudí is sit­u­ated at Plano de San Fran­cisco, 8 and is open from Mon­day to Satur­day from 12.00-14.00 and 18.00-21.00 and Sun­days from 11.00-14.00.

Dioce­san mu­seum of sa­cred art: con­tain­ing 'La tentación de Santo Tomás' by Diego Velázquez Calle Ramón y Ca­jal Free au­dio guide app that can be down­loaded from the Ap­ple store, Google Play, Win­dows phone store or can be viewed and down­loaded at www.izi.travel/es/d94f-museo-dioce­sano-de-arte-sacrode-ori­huela/es Open from Tues­day to Satur­day from 10.00-14.00 and from 16.00-19.00 and Sun­days from 10.00-14.00. Gen­eral ad­mis­sion €4

Un­til Novem­ber 17: Cel­e­brated Ori­huela poet Miguel Hernández is be­ing hon­oured over the com­ing weeks in or­der to com­mem­o­rate the 75th an­niver­sary of his death. Oc­to­ber 30: ‚Cel­e­brat­ing Miguel‘ event fea­tur­ing en­ter­tain­ment

The ex­hi­bi­tion con­tains 120 ‘iconic’ works of 20th cen­tury art from cubism and sur­re­al­ism

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