The Myth of Spain. Ignacio Zuloaga (1870 – 1945)
17.2. — 26.5.2024
More than almost any other artist, Ignacio Zuloaga shaped the image of Spain around 1900: His paintings show toreros and flamenco dancers, as well as the simple rural life. His interpretations of ascetics and penitents in vast, barren landscapes, beggars, people of short stature, and witches are reminiscent of the artistic legacy of El Greco and Diego Velázquez. In an era of industrialization and Spain’s increasing orientation toward European modernism, Zuloaga sought to preserve the “Spanish soul” and dealt with the question of the country’s identity: tradition or modernity, inward orientation or opening up to Europe? Questions that still seem topical today. The exhibition turns the spotlight on the great Spanish artist and presents around 90 of his works.
An exhibition of the Kunsthalle München, in cooperation with the Bucerius Kunst Forum. The exhibition can be seen in Munich from 15.9.2023 to 4.2.2024.
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