profound impact of Spanish Civil War (1936-1939)
transformed traditional art of Spain. While several
important artists such as Picasso, Miro and Dali left the
country to live abroad, others remained to create a free
and indigenous art form. Out of this emerged two movements
the first, 'Dau el set' in Barcelona (the impassible
seventh side of the dice) united the genres created by
Cuixart, Tapies and other well-known figures. The second,
'El Paso' in Madrid included youthful artists such as
Millares, Saura, Canogar, Feito and Zobel.
great master of modern art, Picasso, takes to Barcelona
the Andalucian sun of his native Malaga. Picasso spoke
Catalan, and all his life felt a constant passion for
bulls, beauty, women and the strength of his people. This
he molded in his art as paralled nowhere else in Spanish
reached its peak in Spain through Juan Cris and Picasso.
Surrealism, with the great personality of Dali as
originator and leader (particularly influencing Andre
Breton), Flourished extensively. Paul Eluard, Rene
Magritte and even Andre Breton himself learned from Dali
in the beautiful seaside village of Cadaques. Miro, the
man who takes the stars in his hand, forging them with the
soul of child in his enchanting and moving paintings.
another branch of Cubism, is also the innovation of
Spanish, Torres Garcia, who later brought it to America.
reached its peak with the works of Tapies: What
contemporary Museum could forget the works of this Catalan
with his eye for the poorer aspects of every life, the
gesture, the concept, reflections of the land and cries of
everyday, which have been elevated to the realm of art.
the lonely cry of Millares in his solitude, to the
traditional perfection of Eduard Naranjo, from Cuixart's
surrealism the serene expressionism of Gloria Merino, from
tragic condition of human spirit of Dario Villalba to the
subtle realism of Extremera, from Yturralde's geometrical
form to the cosmic explosion of Maite Spinolo's works,
from the lack of communication expressed by Cristobal
Toral, to Uculo's eroticism. Cillero’s plastic search, the new
classic informality August Puig, to the new urban concept
expressed by Orcajo and the magical realism of Natilio
Bayo, all remembers Spanish Art.
for many contemporaries of art, landscaping is belonged to
past period. There are thousands of artists, who still
engage in it however, having brought with them new ways of
looking at the horizon.
special interest is the Goyist, Enrique-Jose, with his
vital expressionism, a man who never exhibits at
of Zush will be favored for his brilliance in surpassing
all the rules, calculations and limits of art. He brings
us a world full of personality and charm.