From November 29, 2023 to March 31, 2024, it can be seen in the hall of Shanghai Middle Longhua Subway Station at exits 1 and 2 of the station (lines 7 and 12), an exhibition of reproductions of significant works by Antonio López and several Spanish realist painters of his and subsequent generations.
These artists are: Miguel Ángel Argüello, Amalia Avia, Francisco López, José María Mezquita, María Moreno, Isabel Quintanilla and Julio Vaquero. Through the reproductions of his works, the Chinese public will be able to learn about the evolution of contemporary figurative art in Spain. The exhibition "Antonio López and the masters of Spanish realism", which includes 46 works, is co-organized by the Cervantes Institute, the Spanish Embassy in the PR. China and the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation, with the collaboration of Turespaña, the advice of the Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum in Madrid and the Antonio López and María Moreno Studio and the support of the Shanghai Metro and the Friendship Association.
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Next Monday, December 11 (2023), the book "Why, Dalí?" will be presented at the Thyssen Bornemisza National Museum in Madrid at 7:00 p.m. It will feature the participation of the three authors of this work: Javier Sierra, Antonio López and Montse Aguer.
About the book, get informed on the publisher's website by clicking on thislink.
The Christ of Portlligat exhibition, about Dalí's painting, has been opened in the Dalí Museum in Figueras. It is an unmatched occasion to contemplate this work, which has not been exhibited in Spain since 1952. The show will remain open between November 2023 and April 2024.
On the occasion of this monographic exhibition of Dalí's Christ, the book Why, Dalí? (¿Por qué, Dalí?) has been published. The book includes contributions from Javier Sierra, Antonio López, and Montse Aguer. In their dialogue, Montse Aguer and Antonio López examine Salvador Dal, his work, and his process.
For more information, go to the Gala Salvador Dalí Foundation website here.
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Here, we leave you a video of the assembly of the Antonio's solo exhibition in La Pedrera of Barcelona from September 21, 2023 to January 14, 2024. This retrospective exhibition occupies the exhibition hall of Gaudí's Casa Milà, headquarters of the Foundation. It includes more than one hundred pieces, ranging from the beginning of his career to some of the works he is currently working on.
To see images of the exhibition, click here.
For more information, go to the Foundation's website at here.
These days, arrangements are underway for Antonio's next solo exhibition, which will take place at La Pedrera in Barcelona from September 21, 2023, to January 14, 2024.
One of the most important moments is the transportation of the works from the studio to the exhibition hall. On this occasion, the conveyance was made by the company TTI. We have taken some images of the process, which you can see in the video above.
On 1st of June 2023, Antonio López visited the exhibition of José María Mezquita at the Ethnographic Museum of Castilla y León in Zamora together with the artist. In the afternoon, both had a talk at the same institution.
More information in the following video by clicking here.
On the morning of May 11, 2023, one of two monumental heads acquired by the city of Tomelloso by Antonio López, Carmen Awake, was installed in España Square. This sculpture and its companion, Carmen Asleep, inspired by one of his granddaughters, have become part of Antonio's hometown cultural heritage. Carmen Asleep will be set up likely in the roundabout María Cristina in the following days.
More information on the Marlborough Gallery website, by clicking here.
On April 21, the MEAM in Barcelona (European Museum of Modern Art) opens the collective exhibition Mimesis Representational Art 2023.
The show includes some of the most representative artists of this style, intending to display the current panorama of contemporary international figurative art.
Two paintings by Antonio López represent his work in the exhibition, Pink Roses I and Pink Roses II. The closure will be on June 25, 2023.
For more information, visit the museum's website at the following link: https://www.meam.es/es/exhibitions/116/mimesis-representational-art-2023.html#oneArea
From March 23 to April 10, you can visit a unique exhibition by Antonio López at the Modelo prison in Barcelona. A small selection of works occupies various cells in gallery 5 of this former prison, now a cultural centre.
This exhibition arises in the context of Antonio's collaboration with El Liceu. Under the stage management of Bárbara Lluch, video artist Tal Rosner has created a video in which intervened photos of López's works are interspersed with other images as an accompaniment to Schubert's lieder cycle, Winterreise. Baritone Benjamin Appl and pianist James Baillieu provide the musical interpretation. This Schubert's song cycle will be performed only during three days in Model jail.
You can see images of the exhibition on this website by clicking here.
For more information, access the Liceu website: here.
The ARTIKA publishing house, from Planeta company, brings out the second artist book by Antonio López: Landscapes. This work, numbered and signed by hand by the artist, also includes a digital print exclusive for this book.
In addition to the reproduction of a large number of his iconic landscapes, both in oil and drawing, several works by his uncle, Antonio López Torres, who introduced him to painting, and his wife, María Moreno, who accompanied him in the artistic and personal adventure, are included. They are accompanied by texts by Antonio López in which he recounts their processes, data or explanations of these works.
With this content, the book presents a journey through more than 100 years of art from 1917 to 2022, of three key figures of contemporary figurative art in Spain.
It can only be purchased through ARTIKA. You can get in touch by clicking here.
From February 15 to 26, an exhibition of various sculptures and works by Antonio López is displayed at the window shops of El Corte Inglés de Preciados in Madrid, which opens the ARCO art fair. It also encompasses a few sculptures by his wife, the artist María Moreno. On the façade of the same building, a reproduction of the first painting he made of Madrid's Gran Vía is shown on a giant screen, together with another view he is still working on from the seventh floor of this establishment.
To see images of the exhibition, click here.
On the afternoon of February 15, this exhibition was presented by the director of ARCO, Maribel López, followed by a talk by Antonio López and Gervasio Posadas that can be watched at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XE3Sp9YSCBA
On the occasion of the celebration of the "Year Sorolla", next February 17 at 6:00 p.m., in the Palace of Carlos V of the Alhambra in Granada, there will be a talk between the painters Antonio López and Andrés García Ibañez with Professor Eduardo Quesada Dorador, about the stays of the painter Joaquín Sorolla in Granada. It can be watched in streaming at the following link: https://youtube.com/live/pTwTz1G8uQE?feature=share
After winning the Non-Fiction Outburst Award at the Feroz 2023 Awards, there are new screening dates for the film about the painter Isabel Santaló, "La visita y Un jardín secreto", directed by Irene M. Borrego and with the voice of Antonio López .
It can be seen at:
- February 1: Guía de Isora, Tenerife –as part of MiradasDoc, which offers the Canarian premiere of the film.
- February 9: León –as part of the programming of MUSAC and its Dialogue Group on Contemporary Cinema.
- February 10: Murcia – at the city's Film Library, programmed by La Sala de Cineastas.
- February 16: Molina de Segura –at MUDEM, also programmed by La Sala de Cineastas de Murcia.
All the screenings will be accompanied by a meeting and debate with the public – face-to-face in the case of Guía de Isora and León, and virtual in Murcia and Molina de Segura.
More information about the film available on its website by clicking here.
The La Caixa Foundation launched on December 13 a new subscription platform for the dissemination of free cultural content, Caixa Forum Plus.
With this project, Fundación La Caixa intends to make quality cultural and scientific broadcasting content available to the general public in Spanish and accessible to everyone.
Among the many documentaries and videos available, you will find the 12-hour interview with Antonio López; recorded for the La Fábrica Creators Archive project, which collects the testimonies of the most renowned creators of the Spanish cultural scene.
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After being presented at the Museo Reina Sofía on November 24 and 26, the film about the painter Isabel Santaló, "La visita y Un jardín secreto", directed by Irene M. Borrego and with the voice of Antonio López, can be seen this week in the Cine Estudio of the Círculo de Bellas Artes
On Friday, December 16, with a discussion with the director, and on Saturday, December 17 and Sunday, December 18.
You can buy your tickets for the CBA here.
More information about the film available on its website by clickinghere.
The German businessman Ernesto Wuthenow, one of the founding partners of the Juana Mordó gallery in Madrid, collected the work of various contemporary Spanish artists. Among them was Antonio López, as well as his uncle, Antonio López Torres and several Realist artists friends, such as Isabel Quintanilla and Francisco López, Carmen Laffón, or his wife, María Moreno. But also abstract artists like Lucio Muñoz, Eusebio Sempere, Saura or Chillida.
From June 22 to September 18, 2022, the Goya Museum in Zaragoza is hosting the collective exhibition "Infinite reality". It exhibits the art of various figurative artists who developed their careers in the second half of the 20th century and the 21st.
In this selection, there are some paintings by Antonio López, as well as works by María Moreno, Isabel Quintanilla, Francisco López, Julio López, Esperanza Parada, Carmen Laffón, Amalia Avia, Cristóbal Toral and José Hernández.
From March 31 to May 14, 2022, the exhibition can be visited Presences, ex-votos, branches at the Los Serrano Palace in Ávila. Sculptures made by artists who have taught at the Complutense University of Madrid are shown.
It includes a piece by Antonio López who taught at the San Fernando School of Fine Arts, which preceded the Faculty of Fine Arts at the Complutense University of Madrid.
The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid has opened an exhibition that explores the hyperreal theme in art, the representation of reality and the deception of the eye.
This show, Hyperreal. The art of trompe l'oeil, is open until May 22. Among the multiple works from the 15th century to the present that make up the tour is the painting Window in the Afternoon (1974-82) by Antonio López.
More information on the museum website: https://www.museothyssen.org/exposicions/hyperreal-art-trompe-l'oeil
From February 23 to 27, 2022, the painting by María Moreno, Entrada de casa (1980), exhibited in the first edition of the fair in 1982, can be seen at the Leandro Navarro Gallery Stand at the ARCO Fair. .
It is part of a gallery tribute to female artists who have practiced Realism in painting, including works by Isabel Quintanilla, Amalia Avia and Carmen Laffón.
In addition, this year marks the 40th anniversary of this Madrid fair, which could not be held last year due to the evolution of the pandemic.
On December 3, 2021, the Creators Archive will premiere on Amazon Prime, a project by La Fábrica to collect the oral legacy of the most significant creators of contemporary Spain. With the commitment to reach up to 100, they now present the first eight documentaries collecting the testimonies of some artists, architects, writers, filmmakers and chefs who have contributed to Spanish culture.
Among them, the one dedicated to Antonio López, where he narrates his life and career in first person, collecting his testimony for future generations.
Soon, the La Caixa Foundation will present a digital platform that will collect and disseminate the complete conversations with all these personalities, each lasting around 10 hours. These testimonials will help you get to know these creators in the future.
On June 2, 2021, the film director and professor at the Universidade Lusófona de Lisboa, Edmundo Cordeiro, organized a screening of the 2017 digital version of El sol del membrillo , with the new montage by Vïctor Erice; which was followed by a debate on it between Messrs. José Bragança de Miranda, Thiago Maceda and E. Cordeiro himself.
This pass and debate have been part of the cycle organized by the Department of Cinema and Media Arts within the Mestrado em Estudos Cinematográficos.
Antonio López will participate in the First Professional Week of Art in Oviedo, giving a talk on Saturday June 5 at 12:00 at the Philharmonic Theater.
The Asturian city will host a professional festival in which performances, talks, conferences and exhibitions alternate.
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To celebrate International Museum Day, Valencia Bancaja Foundation has inaugurated the virtual visit to the exhibition of Antonio Lopez, held between September 24, 2020, and February 28, 2021. On this visit, you can tour the rooms with the works of Antonio López and María Moreno, accompanied by informative texts and a video of Antonio commenting on the exhibition.
The virtual tour will be available between May 18 and December 31, 2021.
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Within the cycle of Conversations with Great Masters, Antonio López has given a talk at the Matador Club in Madrid on May 11, 2021, with Alberto Anaut as interlocutor.
They have addressed his life and career, as well as the evolution of art, both his own and in general; dedicating a part to the art of his wife, the painter María Moreno.
The Community of Madrid has dedicated a tribute exhibition to Antonio López in its headquarters in the Royal Post Office in Madrid's Puerta del Sol. The show features his two monumental heads in bronze, Carmen awake and Carmen asleep, portraying one of his baby granddaughters. It can be visited between April 19, 2021, to June 20, 2021.
The video created by the Department of Culture of the Community of Madrid reveals the interesting process of transferring and placing the sculptures in the exhibition location: click here.
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The catalogue of "Antonio López" exhibition has been presented at the Bancaja Foundation. Besides an extensive and enriching talk between the curator, Tomás Llorens, and Antonio López, in which they talk about art, Antonio's influences and his own career; reproductions of all the works exhibited in the exhibition are included, both by the artist himself and by María Moreno, to whom two complete rooms are dedicated. Also included is a critical chronology produced by the show's co-curator, Boye Llorens.
It can be purchased at the Bancaja Foundation itself or by writing to them by email: email@example.com
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The Valencia Film Library has selected El sol del membrillo, by Víctore Erice, as the film to commemorate World Audiovisual Heritage Day through its screening on October 27, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. (Rialto Building, València). It coincides with the exhibition, in the same city, Antonio López , at the Bancaja Foundation, which shows a broad journey through the artist's career; as well as a wonderful selection of work by María Moreno, who produced the film.
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The Bancaja Foundation of Valencia inaugurates the Antonio López exhibition on September 24, which shows a broad journey through the artist's career. Curated by Tomás and Boye Llorens, it fearures works from the 1950s to the present. Being also a great opportunity to see in the same exhibition a selected selection of the works of the figurative painter María Moreno, Antonio's wife. It is the first time that, apart from various group exhibitions, the couple of artists exhibit together.
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Antonio López finalizing some of his works for the next exhibition that will be inaugurated, at the Bancaja Foundation in Valencia, on September 24, 2020 and that can be visited until January 24, 2021.
From August 30 to October 4, 2020 you can enjoy the 81 International Exhibition of Plastic Arts of Valdepeñas. In it, in addition to the drawing from the collection of the Municipal Museum of Fine Arts of Valdepeñas, Woman on the beach, two other works by Antonio López are exhibited: the oil on paper, Adrián and Miriam; and the sculpture from the Caja de Ávila Foundation collection, Man lying down.
As part of the project Art against oblivion in Boadillla de Rioseco, several images of sculptures by Antonio López have come to populate the walls, along with works by other artists, of this town of Palencia, where you can enjoy the outdoor art free of charge, as well as the landscape. Among them, the Bust of Mari must be highlighted, which remains as a tribute to the painter María Moreno, Antonio's wife.
On July 7, 2020 at 7:00 p.m., the interview that Rafael Mateu and Antonio López held during the lockdown by videoconference will be premiered on the María Cristina Masaveu Peterson Foundation channel:
On April 19, 2020, Antonio López was interviewed by Cristina López Schlichting on Cope Radio Station. They talked about confinement, his life and his painting of Gran Vía street, among other things.
From March 12, 2020, the exhibition dedicated to Spanish art from the 20th century to the present will be opened, This show emphasizes the ability of Spanish artists to break new ground and continue innovating ever since. This semi-permanent exhibition can be visited until November 1, 2021 at the Center Pompidou in Malaga. Essential names of Spanish art from Picasso to the present are included on it, among which are Miró, Dalí, Buñuel, Barceló, Cristina Iglesias and Antonio López, who is present with a painting from the collection of this museum in its Parisian headquarters: My parents (1955-56).
To commemorate the centenary of the birth of the architect Francisco Javier Sáenz de Oiza (1918– 2000), the ICO Foundation dedicates an exhibition to him at its headquarters in Madrid, SÁENZ DE OÍZA. ARTS AND CRAFTS. In it, in addition to exploring his work and his sources of inspiration, his relationship with art and artists of his time is also dealt with. Among others, works by Antonio López or the German photographer, Stefan Moses, can be seen. On view from February 7 to April 26, 2020.
A solo exhibition of Antonio López is being prepared at the Bancaja Foundation in Valencia for the middle of the second half of 2020. In it, you w see a tour of the artist's work to date.
The film El Cuadro, directed by Andrés Sanz, has just been premiered. In it a group of experts and professionals in the arts, including Antonio López, address the different dimensions and enigmas of Velázquez's Las Meninas. This film is currently participating in the 64th edition of the Seminci festival in Valladolid in the documentary section, where it has been well received by the public.
By clicking here you can access an informative summary about the traveling exhibition Poetics between abstraction and figuration. Spanish art in the 50s and 60s. Exhibition organized by the Cervantes Institute, whose tour began in November 2017 at its headquarters in Prague and just ended in September 2019 at the Cervantes Institute in New York.
There are 17 days left to visit Antonio López's exhibition at the Silos Monastery in Burgos. It shows an intimate and personal vision of two fundamental themes in Antonio's work: childhood and flowers. The exhibition is accompanied by two monumental heads, Carmen asleep and Carmen awake.
Today the digital print of the iconic painting by Antonio López Gran Vía in Madrid has been presented.
This digigraphie is a numbered and signed print run on Canson Velín Museo paper in ten colors that guarantees the durability of the work.
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Antonio López inaugurated yesterday, September 16, 2019, his monumental sculpture, La mujer del Almanzora, in the City of Culture of Olula del Río, Almería, in front of the Ibáñez Museum and next to the Pérez Siquier Center. The event was chaired by the president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juan Manuel Moreno Bonilla, who was accompanied by various authorities from the region.
The head is eight meters high and has been raised with blocks of Macael marble, native to the region. Under the sculpture, which is hollow inside, you can visit its interpretation room.
Photo: Pablo Garía Ibáñez
From April 26 to the end of October, 2019 the individual exhibition of Antonio López can be visited at the Monastery of Silos, Burgos. In it you can see a selection of paintings and sculptures that address two of his most recurrent themes: flowers and children, enabling exploration of their similarities as living beings in all their dimensions.
Antonio is currently working on the preparation of his next solo exhibition in New York in 2020 at the Marlborough Gallery, where he will return after thirty-three years of his last show in the city.
The Antonio López Studio wants to thank Miguel Marías for his presentation of the re-release of The Quince Tree Sun in 4K at the Cine Estudio del Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, on March 14, 2019. He will also be in charge of writing a text about the movie to be included in the soon-to-be-released Blu-Ray brochure.
We also want to thank the collaboration of the Cine Estudio in the re-release of the film, which it has been programmed in its cinema during this month and especially its head of programming, Manuel Asín.
From the Antonio López studio we want to thank the Enrique Gran Foundation and especially its president, Ms. Begoña Merino Gran for her collaboration in the new brochure that will accompany the Blu-Ray of El sol del membrillo that we will launch soon.
On March 14, 2019, the 4k digital version of The Quince Tree Sun by Víctor Erice will be re-released at the Cine Estudio of the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid, with the new editing by the director, who personally supervised the digitization that was held at the Filmoteca de Catalunya in 2017. From the 14th to the 23rd of March, 2019, the film can be enjoyed in different sessions scheduled at the Cine Estudio.
On March 21, 2019, Víctor Erice will participate in a discussion with the filmmaker Paulino Viota about the film at the Cine Estudio at 7:30 p.m., after the screening of the film.
On February 28, 2019, the documentary directed by Nicolás Muñoz, Antonio López, Apuntes del natural, was previewed at the Cineteca, Madrid. It is dedicated to the career and biography of Antonio, focusing especially on his own account of his life and process. This documentary, co-produced by RTVE and CMM Castilla la Mancha, is part of the RTVE series Essentials, a framework in which it officially premiered on March 3, within the cycle "We are Documentary" on television channel 2.
From December 18, 2018, the five marble busts sculpted by the artists Antonio López and Andrés García Ibáñez can be seen in the Palacio de San Esteban de Murcia. These works were commissioned by the Autonomous City of Melilla to make a public sculpture by their authors, for which they made several prototypes, but they ended up becoming a different project, when they were put into stone. The sculptures on this scale function as a group as well as individually.
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On April 24, 2018, the Antonio López exhibition was inaugurated at the Palau de la Música in Barcelona, which could be enjoyed until June 24. A selection of paintings, drawings, sculptures and engravings were seen in the Millet Room. Some of the fundamental themes dealt with by the artist were brought together: the human figure, still life and the vegetal world. The exhibition was completed with the monumental head of Carmen asleep that was exhibited outside the building.
On March 14, 2018, the Carlos III University of Madrid Medal of Honor was awarded to the architect Rafael Moneo and Antonio López, who closed the ceremony with a discussion between the two at the Carmen Martín Gaite Library on the institution's campus. .
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On January 27, 2018, The Quince Tree Sun will be screened at the MoMA Museum in New York, within the "To Save and Project" Festival, organized by the curator of the Museum's Film Department, Dave Kehr. This is the fifteenth edition of the festival dedicated to showing recently restored or preserved films in the international arena.
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On January 11, 2018, at 6:30 pm, the documentary about María Moreno La luz de Antonio will be screened at the Cervantes Institute in Prague. As part of the documentary series scheduled as activities around the exhibition The poetics of abstraction and figuration, which can be seen at the same institution until February 10th.
The exhibition The Poetics of Abstraction and Figuration was inaugurated at the Cervantes Institute in Prague. It consists of 35 works by some of the most representative artists of Madrid figurative art and abstraction of the 1950s and 1960s. Works by members of the El Paso group are included, among which were Antonio Saura, Luis Feito, Martín Chirino and Rafael Canogar, among others; but also paintings by other abstract and figurative artists such as Lucio Muñoz, Isabel Quintanilla, María Moreno or Antonio López. The latter, although they were not part of any artistic group, maintained ties of friendship and artistic connection, being later grouped by critics.
The Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Carlos de Valencia has granted the title of Academician of Honor to Antonio López, in a ceremony that took place in the Academy's Assembly Hall on October 24, 2017, coinciding with the 250 years of the creation of the institution and the opening of the academic year.
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The Artika publishing house presents the first artist's book by Antonio López, Cuerpos y flores, which with a very careful edition addresses both concepts throughout its trajectory. The work includes texts by the artist, the professor of aesthetics at Pompeu Fabra University in Bracelona, Rafael Argullol, and a conversation between Antonio López and the sculptor Julio Vaquero. It is a one-time limited edition signed by the artist. The work can be purchased through the publisher's website by clicking here or on the image.
On January 11, 2018, at 6:30 pm, the documentary about María Moreno, La luz de Antonio, will be screened at the Cervantes Institute in Prague. As part of the documentary series scheduled as activities around the exhibition The poetics of abstraction and figuration, which can be seen at the same institution until February 10.
The journalist José Miguel Vila has published "Forty years of culture in democratic Spain (197-2017)", a book that includes 40 interviews with 40 personalities representing the world of culture, education and science -among them Antonio López - with which he tries to explain the state of culture during that period in our country.
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This summer the book by the Chinese critic Xing Xiaosheng, Antonio López García, A brilliant artistic career spanning 60 years / Luòpeìsi. Liùshí Nían Huíhuáng Yìshù Shengyá (China: 2017), was published. With this puablication, the author brings to the knowledge of the Chinese public the work and career of Antonio López.
On December 21, 2016, the Endesa Foundation presented at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid the book by Gonzalo Jiménez-Blanco, Conversations with Antonio López, which collects the conversations he had with the artist for almost a decade. It was in the lawyer's office, overlooking Madrid's Gran Vía, where Antonio has painted one of his views of the street - whose evolution is reflected in the second volume of this publication - where they held these conversations.