Oct 22, 2018
COME WITH US TO KNOW THE FRACTAL ART
Talking about fractals usually refers us to geometric patterns related to the golden proportion that nature offers in its immense variety. Discovering something that was already there and to name it is, though surprising, something very recent. Thus, the fractal concept is not new for mathematics, which already studied it in detail at the beginning of the last century within the theory of measurements; nevertheless, the specific name was not used until 1975 by the mathematician Benoît Mandelbrot, who distinguished several types of fractals according to their greater or lesser accuracy in the copy and the possibility or not of infinite reproduction.
Oct 16, 2018
THE GLAMOUROUS ART DECÓ BY ŁEMPICKA
Unmistakable and personal, the work of Tamara Lempicka condenses a whole aesthetic stream that stood out in the first third of the last century while she managed to define herself and to mark a style of her own that we all recognise today. The motifs and compositions that the artist chose for her pieces fit perfectly with the Art Deco. Her enveloping volumes, her rounded figures and a clear contrast of colours marked her trajectory, far from the floral resources and the more slender vertical development silhouettes that marked this movement.
Oct 10, 2018
A CONVERSATION WITH PILAR PEQUEÑO
Pilar Pequeño’s photography invites us to know a serene part of nature that becomes majestic and suggestive to the warm light of this work. The expert look of the author, masterful in composition, works her spell by finding the ideal light atmosphere for each flower, leaf or fruit that she catches in her images. A fair balance that reminds us of classical painting, with rounded edges and soft sheen in which the simplest and humblest beauty of our immediate environment condenses.
Oct 9, 2018
A NEW FORM OF EPHEMERAL ART
The recent case of the Banksy’s painting that self-destructed after being auctioned at Sotheby's for 1.2 million euros brings to the floor the question of ephemeral art and the vocation with which some works are born. Indeed, it seems clear that this bombshell by the Bristol artist was one of his well-known stagings to reopen the debate on the art market and speculation in the sector.
Oct 2, 2018
ALL HEROES: LICHTENSTEIN IN THE CANAL FOUNDATION
The Canal Foundation opens an exhibition dedicated to the Lichtenstein posters on Thursday, October 4th. The designer facet of this artist has made him a global icon in the field of posters. In this showing, there will be a total of 76 pieces, many of them travelling to our country for the first time.
Sep 26, 2018
PAPERS AND FABRICS: TRADITIONAL MATERIALS FOR A NEW CONTEMPORARY LANGUAGE
A new generation of artists returns to work with materials to check their expressive potential. With less interventionist proposals, there is a return to exploration, to the search for the aesthetic and creative possibilities of the raw material. As a result, there are works with a significant visual load that convey very diverse themes. The discourse acquires another depth, more material and plastic, condensed in the use of fabrics and layers of paper. We bring you three authors who conceive creation as an intimately manual process, who work with materials in a physical and contact way to build their own language away from the traditional discipline.
Sep 12, 2018
SHOULD ART BE A CRITICISM TOOL?
Although the traditional definitions of art include in some way references to beauty, balance and aesthetics, postmodernism introduces changes in this maxim and raises an approach to art devoid of the concepts inherited from the past to reinforce its expressive value instead of the search for beauty.
Sep 11, 2018
THAT TIME WHEN CEMENT WAS THE LAST TREND...
Os proponemos un recorrido por algunos edificios y monumentos sorprendentes en un momento en que el cemento era el material de construcción por excelencia. En las décadas de los 60 y los 70, muchos proyectos arquitectónicos de vanguardia optaron por una estética rotunda y contundente, en muchas ocasiones con reminiscencias a la sobriedad soviética, que la vieja Europa canalizó en edificios públicos y monumentos de gran envergadura.We suggest a tour of some amazing buildings and monuments at a time when cement was the building material par excellence. In the 60s and 70s, many avant-garde architectural projects opted for a resounding and forceful aesthetic, often with reminiscences of Soviet sobriety, which old Europe channelled into public buildings and monuments of great importance.
Sep 2, 2018
THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD IN A CHALLENGE FOR PRESERVATION
The catastrophe for the loss of the National Museum of Rio de Janeiro by a devastating fire last Sunday reopens the debate on the investment of resources in the maintenance of these institutions. This museum had 200 years of history, housed the largest collection of natural history and anthropology in South America and was the fifth gallery in the world for its funds, with a collection that exceeded 20 million pieces.
Aug 8, 2018
OUR AGENDA FOR AUGUST
We share with you our particular selection of exhibitions in Madrid. They are not all of them, but let’s take the lead from here.
Aug 1, 2018
SYMBOLOGY AND GOLD LEAF IN MARÍA JOSÉ GALLARDO
Visiting the work of María José Gallardo is, at times, like entering a second-hand market, finding a space between its shelves and collecting the strangest things, most connected with the dark side of religion and death. Incomplete tarot decks, unpaired earrings, faded metal boxes, cracked photos, crosses and skulls, make up a sample of dissonant elements that, in the work of this artist, acquire meaning and entity. It is an invitation to an initiatory journey, a way that confronts us with an unexplored part of our minds and that often wakes up before the vividness of a memory.
Jul 31, 2018
BYE BYE WARHOL, WELCOME DIVERSITY
The art sector is becoming aware that cultural institutions are generators of discourse and must play a role in favour of equity and equal opportunities. To a certain extent, we only know the art that makes the leap to the great museums, the artists who star in magazine covers, head sales rankings or compete to be in the top ten. There is, however, an unknown art, an extensive production that develops outside the mainstream of contemporary creation and that gives voice to a multitude of visions about the world and plastic expression.
Jul 24, 2018
IN THE CATCH OF MOVEMENT: VICTOR VASARELY
When talking about Op Art one wonders what a difference makes concerning plastic geometry or abstraction based on forms. Investigating optical art means going a step further and understanding its location within the artistic coordinates of the mid-20th-century. In this style, there is, in fact, colour, form and abstraction, but its vocation towards the representation of the movement separates it from pure static figuration and absolute formalism. The works of this pictorial movement hide a double face that only the spectator can discover. In effect, they seem to move when the spectator himself moves.
Jul 17, 2018
THE EXISTENTIALIST FAUNA OF DANIEL SUEIRAS
Daniel Sueiras feels an undeniable concern to comprehend the human being as a whole, to understand essentially the cause of ourselves, the reason of our society and the meaning of the beyond, the when and where of our (apparently) random existence. The transformation of this universe of thoughts in his work takes various forms.
Jul 11, 2018
A LOOK AT CONTEMPORARY GEOMETRY
The work of Ana Pais Oliveira, Iván Baizán and Rubén Fernández Castón starts from a shared interest in geometry and its plastic translation. The proposal of these creators conveys a clear interest in the construction of new physical spaces with which to body their concern for the environment and the role of the individual in the urban environment.
Jul 9, 2018
DISNEY: THE JOY FACTORY
CaixaForum Madrid will open on July 17th an exhibition dedicated to Disney, where many works of this big-fish of animated films meet since its founding to the present day. After having passed through Barcelona, the collection arrives in the capital along with a program of activities both for adults and children.
Jul 1, 2018
ART MADRID OFFERS YOU A 700€ SCHOLARSHIP TO STUDY AT MADPHOTO!
Art Madrid extends the scholarship of € 700 until July 15 with the initiation course, DCERO of Madphoto. If you are a photography lover and you're dying to learn, Art Madrid gives you the chance to win a scholarship to study with MadPhoto. The DCERO course is the perfect way to get started in this discipline while having fun. We want you to get hooked on photography!
Jun 23, 2018
NEREA UBIETO, CURATOR OF ONE PROJECT ART MADRID'19
The curator and independent art critic Nerea Ubieto takes over from the ONE PROJECT Program of Art Madrid'19. Fresh air and a personal and philosophical narrative to enrich this "showcase of young talents".
Jun 18, 2018
A BRIDGE OF LIGHT AND SOUND IN THE OLD SALAMANCA
Last weekend Salamanca was filled with light. For the third year in a row, the festival “Luz y Vanguardias” flooded the façades of this city with projections and creations that generate a bridge between the past and the future, between historical heritage and contemporaneity.
Jun 12, 2018
OUR SELECTION OF PHOTOESPAÑA 2018
PHotoEspaña turns 20, and this edition offers an extensive proposal where the multiple facets of photography are explored: from author books to contests and, of course, exhibitions. Among such offer is easy to get lost, so we bring you our particular selection, although we invite you to take the opportunity to enjoy this discipline in depth.