If you have not yet been able to make it to Madrid this summer for the major retrospective of Antonio Lopez Garcia at Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid, the Museum makes it a little easier to cope with through an excellent online virtual tour through the exhibition. The virtual exhibition walks you through the ten rooms of Lopez’ development, thematically displayed in categories of Memory, Surroundings, Madrid, Gran Via, Trees, Nude, Characters, Interiors, Food, and Projects. The new six curvilinear perspective paintings of Gran Via, talked about in the El Pais 2010 interview below, are displayed in progress, as well as a recent landscape view of Madrid, his newest flower paintings and sculptures of his grandchildren. The phenomenol show opened on June 25 and will be up until September 25, 2011.
Closed on Mondays, the Museum recommends early booking to the limited entry exhibition.
You can buy the soft-cover Spanish exhibition catalogue here online, with 176 color illustrations and 45 black & white ones for about 30 euros, but only if you have a Tax/VAT #.
- Major El PAIS news spread on Antonio Lopez, including photo galleries, videos and articles.
- 2010 Interview of Antonio Lopez by El Pais in Spanish. Click here for a transcript in English.
- 2009 Interview by Luis Maraleda and Carmina Montana for TV Tomelloso. Click here for a basic English transcript after viewing the video.
Some of the works on exhibition, and others I love looking at: