Guggenheim Spain Features Modern Art Masters
Names such as Picasso, Kandinsky, and Tanguy will have works exhibited in Bilbao, Spain.
The reality-bending mindscapes of the major modern art movements will be exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain – in an exhibit titled “Windows on the City: The School of Paris 1900-1945”. This exhibit will span through all the major names such as Picasso, Kandinsky, Delaunay, Duchamp, and Mondrian, with a total of more than 50 masterpieces dating from early 20th Century to the end of the Second World War. The exhibit will take place from now to October 23, 2016
Divided into three spaces, the exhibit touches on the different interpretations of Cubism, the worlds of Surrealism, and the even more abstract and fragmented geometries of later Modern Art. Some of the works featured are as follows:
Robert Delaunay’s “Red Eiffel Tower” forms a painted interpretation of the Eiffel Tower. Using cubistic techniques, Delaunay captures the futuristic ambition that was prevalent at the time of the tower’s construction with its soaring nature actively fracturing the state of things around it.
As a part of the Surrealist space, Yves Tanguy’s “There, Motion Has Not Ceased” depicts several of the standard staples of the movement. Blobby shapes bearing only the faintest resemblance to human forms or things in nature are strewn across an abstract landscape. All this ties in with the primary concepts of psychoanalysis, which involved exploring the unconscious for inspiration. Members of the movement would make use of techniques like automatic writing and improvisation to spur on theI imagination.
Picasso’s “Mandolin and Guitar” is another masterpiece by the prolific artist. The musical instruments as mentioned in the title are bent out of their form into abstract colors and flat shapes (and, maybe, a hidden portrait), creating a playful and shifting reality akin to the act of listening to music itself.
You can check out more information, and other works to be displayed, on the museum’s site.