Sunday, May 7, 2017

Traveling: Visiting Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid

(Drivebycuriosity) - My wife and I are using our stay in Madrid to visit the famous museums there of course. We started with the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, close to the railway station Atochia. The huge museum has a massive collection added by impressive temporarily exhibitions. Even though we stayed there about 7 hours, we got overwhelmed and we could take just a glance.

I can show here some just morsels, a very subjective selection as usual. Above you can see "Adam and Eve" by Rosario de Velasco (1932) & "Portrait of Sonia de Klamerry, Countess Pradére of" by Hermenegildo Anglada Camarasa (ca. 1913)

Above my favorite  "A World" by Angeles Santos (1929) and some details of the surrealist painting.

                                                       The Great Masturbator

Above some images by Salvador Dali, one of my favorite painters: "Face of the Great Masturbator" (1929) followed by "Study for Premonition of the Civil War" (1935) & "Natura Morta/Still Life" (1926).

Ignacio Zuloaga`s "Christ of Blood" (1911) also caught my eye. A very cynical glance on humankind.

The girl is looking at "Threatening Presence" by Robert Motherwell.

There are also some nudes: "Nudes on the Beach" by Josep de Togores, followed by "Nude" by Roberto Fernández Balbuena & "The Gypsy" by Robert Delaunay.

                                                     Victors Of Leningrad

Above an detail from "The Victors of Leningrad  supported by the color-blind Monster Matisse" by ERRÒ (Gudmundur Gudmundsson) (1932).

Above "Youth" by Josep Clara  (1935)

Above "Glass Foot" by Luciano Farro & "The Legs" by Mario Merz.

The museum had a temporary exhibition with works by the American avant-garde artist Bruce Connor (exhibitions ). There was a photo ban, but I managed to take 2 pictures anyway. Above you can see an example of his weird mummy sculptures and a detail of a mural.

They also show the famous Picasso`s famous Guernica mural in combination with related  drafts, texts & video. This exhibition has also a strict photo ban, so I didn`t take pictures there. But the Guernica painting is very famous and you can find ubiquitous images of it online.


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