THE LONDON SCHOOL IN MALAGA

Lucian Freud. Leight Bowery, 1991

 

 

Tate London, in collaboration with the Picasso Museum of Malaga and with the sponsorship of Caixabank have created this exhibition to commemorate these ten artists. By the 1950s these ten lives, Francis Bacon, Lucien Freud, Michel Andrews, Frank Auerbach, David Bomberg, William Coldstream, Ronald B.Kitaj, Leon Kossoff, Paula Rego and Euan Uglow, crossed into a city, London. Each one with its characteristics contributed to create the famous School of London (term that neither the historians nor they themselves gave by official).

 

 

View of the exhibition

 

 

Their restlessness and admiration, united them to look for another approach of the materialization and representation of the human body, like setting the beautiful English city that so much inspired them. After II World War, London, was the true moral force of Europe and for that reason all the creative minds were concentrated there. The moods did not play in their favor and the emigration grew, giving shelter to all of them. Figuration took power, faced with a widespread abstraction, the trend had changed.

 

 

 A spectator in front of the work "The Dance", 1988 of Paula Rego

 

 

The protagonists of his works are born of disparate places, photographs, portraits, anonymous people in the street ... this current "dedicated" to the body, soon obtained the recognition of the critic, arriving at its maximum splendor already in the American continent, more concretely in U.S. But they not only represented the body, their eyes also deviated to landscapes or familiar as their studies or newly discovered on travel.

 

 

View of the exhibition

 

 

Its curator, Elena Crippa, considers that over the years the work of these artists has been revalued and has reached the present day as a fully consolidated current. You can visit the exhibition until September 17, at the Picasso Museum in Malaga, also has a large parallel offer such as workshops and talks.
 

 

 

In Art Madrid, we love art in all its aspects. Therefore, on the occasion of our 15th anniversary and thanks to Cooltourspain.com , visitors at Art Madrid’20 will have the possibility to enjoy a free guided tour of urban art to discover the street art hidden by Lavapiés, one of the most multicultural and colourful neighbourhoods of Madrid.

With the code ARTMADRID2020

and your ticket to the Art Madrid’20 fair, you can enjoy "Street art Tour Lavapiés" for free, on days 26th, 27th and 28th of February at 11:00 a.m. The capacity is limited, so do not doubt, book your place at Cooltourspain.com Once the confirmation is received, you just have to go with your open eyes to enjoy this magnificent experience.

Street art is the expression of art in public spaces either in the form of murals in restored buildings; graffiti; street painting or curated artistic actions. What are the backstories of each artist? What are the social issues affecting our city? This social, cultural and educational project was born in 2016 to answer these questions and show the message hidden by the works of art of so many national and international artists who have painted the Embajadores neighbourhood. It became the first daily street art tour in Madrid.

Cooltourspain will show you the Spanish capital in an alternative way and its guides will share their knowledge about the best street art in the Lavapiés and Malasaña areas. In the same way, its Foundation collaborates with non-profit projects and local associations so that people at risk of social exclusion can learn the techniques used by Madrid graffiti artists. The tour lasts two hours and begins at the Valle Inclán Theater Entrance.