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  • News on Antonio López

    News Talk in FOCUS Foundation 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 occupy various cells in gallery 5 of this former prison, now a cultural center. 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. ​ 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: 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: More information on The Alhambra and Generalife website, by clicking on the following link: here. 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. ​ For more information, click here . 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. Some of these works can now be seen in an exhibition on this collection at the Leandro Navarro Gallery from Madrid. From November 10, 2022 to January 5, 2023. More information clicking here. 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:'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. ​ ​ ​ + info by clicking on the image. 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. ​ Click here to access the visit. ​ + info by clicking on the image. 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. ​ ​ + info by clicking on the image. 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: + info by clicking on the image. 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. + info by clicking on the image. 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. + info by clicking on the image. Two of Antonio's larger-format works have been collected for Antonio's exhibition at the Bancaja Foundation in Valencia. They can be seen from September 25 along with a large selection of works by Antonio López and María Moreno. Click here to see it. 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. On September 24, the exhibition "Antonio López" will be inaugurated at the Bancaja Foundation in Valencia. This exhibition, curated by Tomás and Boye Llorens, will cover from the beginning of Antonio's career to the present; being an excellent opportunity to see some of his latest work. 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: Tomorrow, May 14, 2020, María Moreno would have turned 87; for this reason, a video dedicated to her life can be seen on the painter's website: 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. Listen to it here. Antonio López talks with José Luis Garci, Agapito Maestre and Gabriel Albiac on Tarde de Dieter program directed by Dieter Brandau's on EsRadio. Listen to it here. 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. A mong others, w orks by Antonio López or the German photographer, Stefan Moses, can be seen. On view from February 7 to April 26, 2020. + info here. 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. Check out the trailer here. 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. For more information email: 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. + info here. 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. + info here. 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. Click on the image for more information. Talk with Antonio López about his creative process on the occasion of the Scarpia XVII Contemporary Art Festival , which took place in El Carpio, Córodoba, on July 3rd, 2018. 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. Antonio López inaugurated the "Talks with art" at the Focus Foundation in Seville, on April 4, 2018, together with its director, Anabel Morillo, and the professor of the University of the same city and artist, Mar García Ranedo, at the Hospital de los Venerables, headquarters of the Foundation. 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. . Click on the image to see images of the event. On January 26, 2018, the investiture ceremony of Doctor Honoris Causa by the Complutense University of Madrid took place in the auditorium of the institution, by the Hon. Rector, Mr. Carlos Andradas. This title has been awarded to Antonio in recognition of his artistic career. On February 8, 2018, at 6:30 pm, the film by Víctor Erice El sol del sol del membrillo that narrates the creative process of Antonio López, will be screened within the framework of the activities programmed around the exhibition The poetics of abstraction and figuration. 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. Get + info about the event by clicking on the image. Víctor Erice's film will be screened during the Les Rencontres du Film d'Art festival in Saint-Gaudens, France in January 2018. This festival is organized annually dedicated to the arts, showing films dealing with different arts and their creators in different genres . 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. On the occasion of World Audiovisual Heritage Day, next Friday, October 27, 2017, at 7:00 pm, the Catalonia Film Library will present the digitized 4K copy of the film El sol del membrillo by Víctor Erice at its headquarters in Barcelona. Get + info by clicking on the image 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. Click on the image to read more information. 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. Click on the image to read a review. 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. On September 29, 2017, the exhibition Reality interpreted at the Tomás y Valiente Art Center in Fuelabrada was inaugurated, including work by the main representatives of Madrid's Realist art from the second half of the 20th century.

  • Videos | Antonio López

    VIDEOS Play Video Facebook Twitter Pinterest Tumblr Copy Link Link Copied Video about the creative process of the book Landscapes Year of production: 2023 Duration time: 00:03:54min Colour/Sound Courtesy ARTIKA This video shows the process of creating and editing the second artist's book by Antonio López with the ARTIKA publishing house, Landscapes . In addition to the reproduction of numerous landscapes and views by Antonio, both in painting and drawing, images of works by his uncle, Antonio López Torres, and his wife, María Moreno, are included. ​ For more information, go to the ARTIKA website, where it is sold exclusively, by clicking here . Play Video Facebook Twitter Pinterest Tumblr Copy Link Link Copied Video about the creation process of the engraving Rosaprima Nena by Antonio López Year of production: December 2022 Duration time: 00:02:00 min Colour/Sound Courtesy Ogami Press The video shows the printing process of Antonio López's engraving Rosaprima Nena , from the year 2022, at the Ogami Press printing workshop in Madrid. Play Video Facebook Twitter Pinterest Tumblr Copy Link Link Copied Creators Archive (Archivo de Creadores) Trailer Production year: 2021 Duration time: 00: 01: 51min Colour / Sound Courtesy La Fábrica La Fábrica presents the first eight documentaries dedicated to preserving and communicating the legacy of the most important creators of Spanish culture through their own words. Available on Amazon Prime from December 3, 2021. Play Video Facebook Twitter Pinterest Tumblr Copy Link Link Copied Images of sculptures by Antonio López in Art against oblivion. Boadilla de Rioseco Production year: 2020 Duration time: 00:01:59 sec Colour / Sound Video: Ana Paula Melero Courtesy Javier Melero The video shows the complete process of creating the images on aluminum of various sculptures by Antonio López until their mounting on the walls of different buildings in the open-air Gallery in Boadilla de Rioseco, called Art against Oblivion . They can be seen, in this order: Bust of Mari , Hombre lying down and Prototype for Carmen Dormida . The printing was carried out by Strade Digital Print, the assembly of the SR360. the photography by Fernando Caballo Blanco, the video byAna Paula Melero and the coordination by Javier Melero. Art against Oblivion, Boadilla de Rioseco. ​ Production Year: 2019 Duration duration: 00:00:17 sec Colour / Sound Courtesy Javier Melero The video shows the assembly of a digital print on aluminum of a photograph of Antonio López's sculpture, Bust of Mari, which will be exhibited in the open-air gallery of works of art in Boadilla de Rioseco, called Art against Oblivion. Paintings of Ávila's Roses ​ Production Year: 2019 Duration duration: 00:01:07 min Colour / Sound © Ni-Mú Arte From April 26 to October 31 of this year you can see several works by Antonio López of flowers and children's sculptures, which have met to allow a reflection about their nature and similarity. In the video you can see the evolution of his paintings on Rosas de Ávila, present in the exhibition. Colloquium during the rerelease of The Quince Tree Sun at the Cine Estudio in Madrid ​ Production Year: 2019 Duration duration: 01:25:05 min Colour / Sound © Studio of Antonio López On March 21, 2019, The Quince Tree Sun was rereleased in 4K at the Cine Estudio in Madrid, in the Círculo de Bellas Artes, presenting the new director's cut . After the screening, there was a discussion about the film, its filming and contextualization, between its director, Víctor Erice, and the filmmaker and professor, Paulino Viota. Stamping Rosas de Ávila Production Year: 2019 Running time: 00:14:28 mins. Colour/Sound By courtesy of Ni-Mú Arte The stamper Antonio García Palomo shows us and explains how the process of stamping Rosas de Ávila engraving by Antonio López has been carried out. This process has conducted in the facilities of the Workshop Obra Gráfica Original in Madrid, by using the traditional press and combining it with the new techniques of photopolymer plates. 2015 Raíces de Europa Award Production Year: 2015 Running time: 1:02:31 mins. Colour/Sound By courtesy of Raíces de Europa Jorge Latorre interviewed Antonio López at the headquarters of Raíces de Europe on 28 November, 2015, on the occasion of the award that said institution had handed over the artist the day before. They conversed about art and its history, reality, the film The Quince Tree Sun , as well as about some of the latest projects of the painter.

  • Recent exhibitions of Antonio López

    Exhibitions / Exhibitions Information on exhibitions / Info on exhibitions Infancia. Antonio López 15-26 febrero, El Corte Inglés, Preciados, Madrid ARCO 2023 Presencias, exvotos, ramas. Exposición Escultura de docentes Complutenses, 31 marzo-14 mayo 2022 Año Zero, Galería Marlborough 2 diciembre 2021-5 febrero 2022 Antonio López, Fundación Bancaja 24 sep 2020-28 febrero 2021 81 Exposición Internacional Artes plásticas Valdepeñas 30 agosto- 4 octubre 2020 Exposición "De Miró a Barceló" 12 marzo 2020-1 noviembre 2021 Fundación ICO, Sáenz de Oiza 7 febrero-26 abril 2020 Exposición Galería Marlborough 13 febrero-21 marzo 2020 Exposición Galería Marlborough 10 enero-8 febrero 2020 La poética entre abstracción y figuración. Instituto Cervantes Nueva York 25julio-3 sep2019CONCLUIDA Paintings & Sculptures. Marlborough New York Abr 30-Jun 29 2019CONCLUIDA Antonio López. Monasterio de Silos 26abril-13octubre2019CONCLUIDA Exposición Seducidos por la realidad, Centro Cultural Las Claras Murcia 16 mayo-7 julio 2019CONCLUIDA Exposición Juventud, MURAM, Cartagena 1 marzo-21 abril 2019CONCLUIDA Exposición Juventud, Palacio de San Esteban, Murcia 18/12/18-21/02/19 Contrapunto 2.0, Las edades del hombre, Catedral de Salamanca 23 octubre2018-24 febrero2019 A la mesa. El bodegón en el arte. Sala Las Claras, Murcia 4 octubre-25 nov2018 CONCLUIDA La poética entre abstracción y figuración. Instituto Cervantes, Lisboa 19 febrero-19 abril 2019 La poética entre abstracción y figuración. Instituto Cervantes de Roma 26sep2018-12enero2019CONCLUID Seducidos por la realidad, DA2 Salamanca 20sep2018-6 enero2019CONCLUIDA Spanish Still Life: Velázquez, Goya, Picasso, Miró. Musei Reali di Torino, Turín 22 Junio—30 Sep 2018CONCLUIDA Antonio López en el Palau, CONCLUIDA 24abril-24 junio2018 CONCLUIDA Spanish Still-Life. Velázquez, Goya, Picasso, Dalí..., Bozar, Bruselas CONCLUIDA 23 febrero-27 mayo 2018 La poética de la abstracción CONCLUIDA 9 nov 2017-10 feb 2018 Realidad interpretada. Centro de Arte Tomás y Valiente, Fuenlabrada 21 sept-5 nov 2017 CONCLUIDA Bodegones en el arte, Sala Fundación Vital, Vitoria 1 junio-17 sep 2017 CONCLUIDA La apariencia de lo real, Museo Carmen Thyssen, Málaga 6 abril-10 sept 2017 CONCLUIDA "Realistas", Patio Herreriano, Valladolid 19 enero-26marzo2017 CONCLUIDA Impresiones sobre "Noches en los jardines de España", Sala Zaida, Granada 10 oct-10 dic 2016. CONCLUID 30 Aniversario Galería Ansorena, obras de A. López y M. Moreno en la exposición 15 sep- 28 oct 2016 CONCLUIDA Las Edades del Hombre, Toro 27 abr-14 nov, 2016 CONCLUIDA A la mesa. Bodegones en el arte, Museo de Santa Cruz de Toledo 4 may-4 sep 2016 CONCLUIDA Naturaleza muerta. Pintura siglos XX-XXI. Galería Marlborough de Madrid 12 mayo-18 jun 2016. CONCLUIDA REALISMO EN ESPAÑA 50 AÑOS. Sala Baluarte, Tres Cantos 8 abr-19 jun, 2016. CONCLUIDA Realistas de Madrid. Thyssen Bornemisza Madri 9 feb-22 may 2016 CONCLUIDA

  • Antonio López Official Website

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  • Bibliography on Antonio López

    The selected bibliography of Antonio López included in this section is divided into four blocks: First, the texts about his work that appear in catalogues of individual and group exhibitions; secondly, in books on different subjects; thirdly, newspaper articles and, finally, his own texts. The copyright of the document belongs to the Studio of Antonio López. Any information extracted from this document must be quoted or acknowledged following international directions. To open the document in full-screen, please click on the image below or use the sidebar to scroll through the pages: Anchor 1

  • Individual Exhibitions | Antonio López

    SOLO SHOWS: ​ 1951 Antonio López . Casino Liberal, Tomelloso, Ciudad Real. ​ 1957 Antonio López García y su tiempo. Ateneo de Madrid, Sala del Prado, Madrid, 3–20 December. ​ 1961 Antonio López García . Galería Biosca, Madrid, 5–17 June. ​ 1965 Antonio López García. Paintings and Sculptures. Staempfli Gallery, New York, 13 April–1 May. ​ 1968 Antonio López García. Staempfli Gallery, New York, 29 October–16 November. ​ 1972 Antonio López García . Galerie Claude Bernard, Paris. ​ Antonio López García. Galleria Galatea, Turin, 6 April–3 May. ​ 1985 Antonio López García. Exposición organizada por la Fundación Juan March en el Museo de Albacete, Albacete, 10 May–30 June. ​ Antonio López. Europalia’85, España. Ministerio de Cultura Español, Musée d'Art Moderne, Brussels, 26 September– 22 December. ​ 1986 Antonio López García. Paintings, Sculptures and Drawings:1965–1986. Marlborough Gallery, New York, 3–26 April; Marlborough Fine Art, London, 9–31 May. ​ 1993 Antonio López. Pintura, Escultura, Dibujo. Exposición Antológica, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, May–July. ​ 1994 Antonio López, proceso de un trabajo. Fundación FOCUS, Seville, 4 November 1994–15 January 1995. ​ 2000 Fragmentos de un trabajo. Centro Cultural Isabel de Farnesio, Aranjuez, 11 May–10 June. ​ Antonio López. Un proceso sin fin. Centro Cultural Palacio de la Audiencia, Fundación Duques de Soria, Soria, 20 June–20 July. ​ 2001 Antonio López. “Hombre y Mujer”. Obras de la Colección. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, October. ​ 2008 Antonio López García. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 13 April–27 July. ​ 2011 Antonio López. Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, 28 June–25 September. ​ 2011–12 Antonio López . Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao, 10 October 2011–22 January 2012. ​ 2012 Antonio López en la Fundació Sorigué. Fundación Sorigué, Lleida, 24 May–31 December. ​ 2013 Antonio López Master of Realism. Roaming Exhibition: The Bunkamura Museum of Art, Tokyo, 27 April–16 June; Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum, 29 June–25 August; Iwate Museum of Art, 7 September–27 October. ​ Antonio López a Andorra. El procés de l’escultura. Sala d’Exposicions del Govern, Andorra La Vella, 24 September-30 November. ​ 2014 Antonio López García, Caravaggio, Cena per due. Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan, 1 July–7 September. ​ 2014–15 Antonio López García. Il silenzio della realtà. La realtà del silenzio. Palazzo Chiericati, Vicenza, 24 December 2014–8 March 2015. ​ 2015 Antonio López. Sala de Arte Robayera, Miengo, 8 August–12 September. Antonio López . Marlborough Barcelona, Barcelona Gallery Weekend, 1–4 October. ​ 2018 Antonio López, pintor. Invited Artist at the Palau de la Música, Barcelona, 24 April-24 June. 2019 Antonio López. Burgos, Monasterio de Silos, 26 April-31 October. ​ 2020 Antonio López. Fundación Bancaja, Valencia, 24 September 2020-24 January; extended until February 28, 2021. ​ 2021 Antonio López en Sol . Real Casa de Correos, Madrid, 19 April-20 June. ​ ​ [April 2021] Anchor 1

  • Short Biography | Antonio López

    Antonio López García (Tomelloso, Ciudad Real, 1936) He began his training with his uncle, the painter Antonio López Torres. In 1949, he travelled to Madrid to prepare for the entrance exam of the School of Fine Arts of San Fernando; where, between 1950 and 1955, he studied painting. In 1955, he obtained a travel grant from the Ministry of Education to travel to Italy. Later, in 1958, Antonio won the Fine Arts competition of the Rodríguez Acosta Foundation in the category of ‘Still Life’, for which he received a scholarship to travel to Greece. That same year, he returned to Italy, visiting Rome, thanks to another scholarship from the Ministry of Education. ​ After graduating, his production included elements of different artistic movements such as Cubism and Surrealism, the latter being the most frequent as it helped to reinforce the narrative character of several of his works. From the sixties, he began to abandon the oneiric component while gradually developing a more objective approach. His motifs are then portraits of people around him, interiors, still lifes and cityscapes that serve as background to the still lifes and to the scenes with figures. His sculptural work runs parallel to his paintings and drawings, thus making reliefs in different materials and his first exempt pieces. Between 1964 and 1969, Antonio taught the Chair of Preparatory of Colouring at the School of Fine Arts of San Fernando. Afterwards he has given courses occasionally, while devoting himself entirely to artistic creation. ​ He has participated in numerous group shows and has been the subject of several solo exhibitions. Among them stand out for their impact those held in the Staempfli Gallery in 1965 and 1968, and in the Marlborough Gallery (New York and London) in 1986. In 1985, he represented Spain in Europalia 85 , Brussels, along with the artists Eduardo Chillida and Antoni Tàpies. ​ A few years later, in 1990, film director Víctor Erice filmed the feature film The Quince Tree Sun , focused on the creative process of Antonio López, which was later awarded the 1992 International Critics Prize and the Juty Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, the 1992 Gold Hugo to the Best Feature Film at the International Film Festival of Chicago, and the Award for Best Foreign Film at the Montreal Film Festival, Canada, in 2000. ​ In 1993 he had his first retrospective exhibition at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, which met with a favourable reception from the public and critics. In 1995, he was selected to take part in the exhibition Identità e alterità , curated by Jean Claire, first hosted at the Palazzo Grassi and then at the Museo Correr, both in Venice, Italy. A few years later, in 1999, the City of Valladolid commissioned Antonio López and the sculptors Francisco and Julio López Hernández a monumental sculpture of the King and Queen of Spain, which was inaugurated in 2001 in the Cloister of San Benito, Valladolid. In October 2001, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía celebrated the acquisition of the sculptures Hombre y Mujer (Man and Woman) and nineteen of their preparatory drawings with a small exhibition and the publication of a book on these pieces. These artworks thus joined with three other important works of Antonio López already in the permanent collection of the museum. ​ In 2006, Antonio presented at the Madrid Assembly his largest urban painting he has made to date, Madrid desde la torre de bomberos de Vallecas (Madrid from the tower of fire of Vallecas), which exceeds four meters wide and represents almost the entire surface of the city from that point. In 2008, he finished his first solo public commission of a monumental sculpture; two monumental bronze heads of three meters high, El día y La Noche (Day and Night), located outside Atocha station in Madrid. In April 2008, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, dedicated him a solo show in parallel to a historical exhibition that addressed Spanish art during the reign of Philip III: El Greco to Velazquez. Art During the Reign of Philip III . In October 2010, his second public sculpture, La mujer de Coslada (Woman of Coslada), was inaugurated at the Avenue of La Constitución in the Madrid municipality of Coslada. ​ In June 2011, an individual exhibition that combined a retrospective character with the presentation of his latest work that had not yet seen the light was inaugurated at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid. This exhibition, on display from June to September 2011, also travelled in October of that year to the Bilbao’s Fine Arts Museum, where it remained until January 2012. The following year, a solo roaming exhibition of his work travelled to several museums in Japan, starting on April 27 at the Bunkamura Museum of Art in Tokyo. ​ In 2014, he was invited by Vittorio Sgarvi to participate in the famous Festival La Milanesiana, in which a special exhibition was organized presenting his painting La cena (The Supper) and its preparatory drawing opposite to Caravaggio’s Supper at Emmaus , thus enabling a new reading of these works. In December of that year, he delivered the painting La Familia de Juan Carlos I (The Family of Juan Carlos I), a large-format work of 300 x 340 cm that has become part of the collections of Spain’s National Heritage. This work was presented in the context of an exhibition about Royal Portraiture held at the Royal Palace of Madrid: El retrato en las colecciones reales. De Juan de Flandes a Antonio López . During the same month, there were inaugurated in Vicenza, Italy, a pair of exhibitions in which Antonio took part: a solo show, Antonio López García. Il silenzio della realtà. La realtà del silenzio , and a group exhibition dedicated to the night, Tutankhamon, Caravaggio, Van Gogh. La será e i notturni dagli Egizi al Novecento , which featured works of great international artists from the past and contemporary including Zurbarán, Van Gogh, Rothko or Francis Bacon. Thus, after more than forty years since his last solo exhibition, Antonio López showed his latest work to the Italian public, which gave him a great welcome. The work of Antonio meets again with the Madrid public in February 2016, on the inauguration of an exhibition at the Thyssen Museum about the group of Madrid Realists, in which the artist is usually classified alongside those who have been his colleagues and friends from his formative years: Isabel Quintanilla, Julio and Francisco López, Maria Moreno, Amalia Avia and Esperanza Parada. ​ In September 2020, a retrospective exhibition is inaugurated at the Bancaja Foundation in Valencia, which includes a wide selection of recent and in-process works. The exhibition, curated by Tomás and Boye Llorens, also shows a selected selection of works by María Moreno.The following year, the Community of Madrid dedicated an exhibition tribute to him in which his monumental sculptures, Carmen awaken and asleep , are shown at the Real Casa de Correos de Madrid. ​ During his career he has received numerous awards and nominations among which are: the Gold Medal of Fine Arts (1983), Pablo Iglesias Prize (1983), Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts (1985); Full Member of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando (1993); Patron of the Museo del Prado (1998- 2009); Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York (2004); Medal of Honour (2004) of the Menendez Pelayo International University of Santander; Alcalá de Henares Ciudad de las Artes Prize (2004); the Velázquez Visual Arts Prize (2006); the Gold Medal of Fine Arts of the City of Madrid (2010); Honorary Academician of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Carlos de Valencia (2017). ​ Works and lives in Madrid. 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  • Long Biography | Antonio López

    Antonio López García He was born in Tomelloso, Ciudad Real, on January 6, 1936, to a wealthy family who lived by cultivating their land; a few months before the start of the Spanish civil war, which occurred on July 17 with the uprising of the army. The war would end three years later, on April 1, 1939, giving way to a thirty-seven-year long military dictatorship led by Francisco Franco. However, Antonio López remembers his childhood in the town as a happy and quiet time. It is there where he began his artistic training with his uncle, the painter Antonio López Torres, who, observing his ease of drawing, an activity in which he found more and more pleasure, copying for hours plates that reproduced paintings from the 19th century, during the summer of 1949, he guides him in his first drawings and paintings from life. In October of that same year, his uncle convinced his parents to have Antonio travel to Madrid to prepare for the entrance exam to the San Fernando School of Fine Arts. To do this, he mainly works on the drawing of a statue, copying the plaster casts of the Museum of Artistic Reproductions, then located in the Casón del Buen Retiro, and also attending courses at the School of Arts and Crafts in the afternoons. From this moment on, he met who would be his friends and main generation partners from now on: the brothers and sculptors Julio and Francisco López Hernández, the painters Joaquín Ramo, Enrique Gran, Lucio Muñoz, and the painter and writer Francisco Nieva, among others . A little later, the painters María Moreno, Isabel Quintanilla and Amalia Avia will be added to the circle of friends. At the age of fourteen, he passed the entrance exam at the San Fernando School, where he studied official Fine Arts between 1950 and 1955. In 1955 he traveled to Italy, along with Francisco López, thanks to a travel bag from the Ministry of National Education. That same year he exhibited in the halls of the General Directorate of Fine Arts with Francisco and Julio López Hernández and Lucio Muñoz, the latter already heading towards abstraction. When he finished his studies, he returned to Tomelloso and prepared his first solo exhibition there, which took place at the Madrid Athenaeum in December 1957. In 1958 he won the Fine Arts contest of the Rodríguez Acosta Foundation, in the “Still Life” section. , for which he receives a scholarship with which he travels to Greece, again accompanied by Francisco López; with whom he will also visit Rome, thanks to another scholarship from the Ministry of Education. Until 1960, he lived between Tomelloso and Madrid, the two most important places for him, both artistically and as a residence. During this stage, the happy memories of his childhood and adolescence in Tomelloso inspire him to carry out a large number of works in which the people or the things and people who have accompanied him are present. His work of those moments is fully figurative and, in it, he develops a wide variety of subjects ranging from still lifes with a certain fantastic character, cheerful plant themes, portraits loaded with strength and expression, as well as a series of paintings in which the city ​​and landscape are shown as the background of the figures and still lifes. In the production of these years, elements from different artistic currents such as cubism or surrealism are found, the latter being the most recurrent as they helped to reinforce the narrative nature of the works. The sculpture already occupies an important part of his production, making especially impressive polychrome reliefs and some expressive round-shaped sculptures, such as those representing his daughter María as a child. Starting in 1960, he began to paint the first views of Madrid in which the city was the protagonist; theme that will occupy a large space in your production throughout your career. The decade of the sixties will mark, although it will take place gradually, its final step towards the objective representation of reality. In this period he will alternate works in which the focus is already fully attached to reality, with others in which surreal elements still appear. In 1961 he received the Juan March Foundation Scholarship; institution that years later incorporated the oil Figures in a house (1967) into its collection. That same year he married the painter María Moreno and held his second solo exhibition at the Biosca Gallery in Madrid, then directed by Juana Mordó. A few years later, in 1964, he came to be represented by the recently opened Juana Mordó Gallery in Madrid. The international contacts of this gallery involve a series of exhibitions, especially in Germany and the United States, which allow his work to become part of international collections and museums. In Germany, great interest was generated in Spanish realist art at that time, initially by the art dealer Ernesto Wuthenow, which would continue until the 1980s and crystallized in numerous group exhibitions, including the painters Antonio López. Torres, Isabel Quintanilla, María Moreno and the sculptor Francisco López. Highlights include the collective exhibitions on international contemporary painting and sculpture held at the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh in 1964 and 1967, as well as the 1964 New York World's Fair dedicated to Spanish art, sponsored by the General Directorate of Fine Arts. Between 1964 and 1969 he was the professor in charge of the Chair of Preparatory for Colorido at the San Fernando School of Fine Arts in Madrid, which he left to devote himself entirely to his artistic career; although later, sporadically, he has taught courses at different cultural institutions. During the sixties, his works covered a wide variety of subjects, including portraits of people in his environment, interiors, plant themes and urban views, always painted in front of the motif that, on many occasions, were interrupted and retaken over a period of time. dilated in time. In the late sixties, drawing took up more time and space in his production, making several autonomous drawings in which he depicts the interiors and bathrooms of the places where his life and work take place. Precisely, this great dedication to drawing will be the one that influences the purification of his painting, in which the composition will already be clearly seen, losing material burden. At this stage he works interchangeably in the three artistic languages ​​that have served him to express and communicate his subjects: drawing, painting and sculpture. During these years Antonio López participates in numerous group exhibitions and some individual ones. Outstanding among the latter, due to their impact, are those held at the Staempfli Gallery in New York in 1965 and 1968. Both exhibitions represent their consecration at the international level, while making it easier for their work to be scattered throughout different North American collections that, coinciding with the boom of the realistic and hyperrealistic tendencies in the United States, they develop an interest in the Spanish realistic current. His next solo exhibition occurs again outside Spain, in 1972, at the Parisian gallery Claude Bernard. In this period he continues to make strong realism drawings and oils in which the interiors and, now also, the windows of his studio are the protagonists. He works these works exhaustively for long periods, carrying out precise light studies, using different techniques and formats, adapting reality. In those years, following an individual exhibition organized by the Galatea Gallery in Turin, Antonio López's work found great acceptance in Italy and became part of several collections. Various paintings from the late 1950s, which still have a surrealist echo, are shown there, as well as some paintings from the 1960s that already have a realistic orientation, accompanied by a few polychrome reliefs in which the Italian public finds something familiar and suggestive. Since the shape of the bas-relief has been closely linked to the art of that country since Antiquity. But this affinity is two-way, since Italian art has a great influence not only on López's work, but also on the group of artists who work on reality in Madrid and with whom he maintains a strong bond of friendship and companionship. This influence is not limited to the visual arts, since the Italian neo-realist cinema of the 1940s, which portrays reality with such fidelity and expressiveness, has a great impact on them. It has precisely the same objective and direct focus that they seek in their representations, life expressed without decorations, without palliatives. In 1970 he became represented by what is still his gallery, the Marlborough Gallery. Three years after being represented, in 1973, the London headquarters organized an important group exhibition dedicated to Spanish realism to show the two main generations of Spanish painters and realistic sculptors of that time, among whom was Antonio López. In 1974 he received the Darmstadt City Prize for the double portrait in polychrome wood Antonio and Mari (1968), which is part of the Städtische Kunstsammlung collection of that city and which has permanently deposited it in the Hessisches Landesmuseum. A few years later, in 1983, he received the Gold Medal for Merit in Fine Arts and the Pablo Iglesias Prize in the visual arts modality. 1985 was a significant year in Antonio López's career. It was then that the Fundación Juan March organized its first retrospective exhibition in Spain at the Museo de Albacete. That same year he was selected to represent Spain with Eduardo Chillida and Antoni Tàpies in the important exhibition of Spanish art Europalia 85. Spain , which was held in Brussels and in other Belgian cities, and which had a great impact among critics. This year he was also awarded the Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts , one of the most prestigious artistic awards in Spain. In 1986, the Marlborough Gallery organized an individual exhibition that he presented at its headquarters in New York and London. In 1990 the film director Víctor Erice filmed the film El sol del membrillo , which shows the creative process of Antonio López and which, after its premiere in 1992, is awarded the International Critics Prize and the Jury Prize at the Festival Cannes that year; with the golden Hugo for best fiction film at the 1992 Chicago International Film Festival and with the Best Film Award of the decade for the Ontario Cinematheque in 1999. In 1993 the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía dedicated his first major anthological exhibition to him, showing almost all of his production, including one hundred and seventy works including drawings, sketches, paintings and sculptures. This sample supposes the definitive consecration of his work. That same year he was appointed Full Member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando de Madrid. In 1995, he was selected to take part in the exhibition Identità e alterità, curated by Jean Claire, first hosted at the Palazzo Grassi and then at the Museo Correr, both in Venice, Italy. In 1998 he was appointed member of the Board of Trustees of the Prado Museum, a position that he will hold until May 2009. In 1999, the Valladolid City Council commissioned Antonio López and the sculptors Francisco and Julio López Hernández to make a monumental sculpture, in bronze, representing the seated figures of the Kings of Spain. It was the first sculptural team work carried out by the three sculptors. The sculpture was inaugurated in 2001 in its current location, the Cloister of the San Benito Museum in Valladolid -today Patio Herreriano-. In October 2001, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía organized a presentation to show the Male and Female sculptures along with nineteen of their preparatory drawings, which had just entered the museum's holdings by Repsol YPF. Thus, they joined three other important works by Antonio López belonging to the museum's permanent collection: Los novios (1955), Madrid from Cerro del Tío Pío (1962-63) and Madrid from Capitán Haya (1987-94). In recent years, this institution has acquired other relevant works from the production of Antonio López. In 2004, in recognition of his work, he was named Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York. In July of that year, he received the Medal of Honor from the Menéndez Pelayo International University and, in September, the Ciudad Alcalá de Henares Prize for the Arts. In 2006, he delivered his largest format urban painting to date to the Madrid Assembly, Madrid from the Vallecas fire tower , which is over four meters wide and represents almost the entire surface of the city seen from that point . In it, in addition to wanting to document the city, representing its most characteristic buildings with the definition that this desire demanded, there is a great study of light and sky, which does not escape contamination, achieving a totally real and recognizable image of Madrid. In June this year he received the Velázquez Prize for Plastic Arts , the highest award for Fine Arts in Spain. In 2008 he completed his first commission for public monumental sculpture alone, two large monumental bronze heads three meters high, representing his baby granddaughter. These works, La Noche and El Día , are installed in what was their first location in Madrid's Atocha station, in the access hall to the platforms. They are currently outside the station. These sculptures inspired him to start working on different sculptural works focused on the human figure. In April 2008, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston dedicated a solo exhibition - which has great echo in the international critic scene - in parallel to a historical exhibition that addressed Spanish art during the reign of Felipe III: El Greco to Velázquez, Art During the Reign of Philip III . In February 2010 he received the Penagos Drawing Prize from the Mapfre Foundation in Madrid. In October of that same year, his second public sculpture, La mujer de Coslada , was inaugurated on Avenida de la Constitución in that Madrid municipality. ​ In June 2011, a solo exhibition was inaugurated at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, combining retrospective character with the presentation of his most recent work, which had not yet seen the light. This exhibition, which is exhibited from October 2011 to January 2012 also at the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, confirms the enormous interest that his work has among the public and critics, both nationally and internationally. Success that continues in his traveling solo exhibition through various museums in Japan during 2013, beginning on April 27 at the Bunkamura Museum of Art in Tokyo. The following year, he was invited by Vittorio Sgarvi to participate in the famous La Milanesiana festival of 2014, in which a special exhibition was organized in which his oil and drawing The Dinner in Front of the Supper at Emmaus by Caravaggio was presented, making it possible a new reading of these works. In December 2014, he delivered the painting The Family of Juan Carlos I , a highly complex work that has required a lot of dedication - in which he has worked intermittently for the last twenty years. It is a painting of great magnitude, both because it is a portrait of the royal family –which unites it with the portraits of Spanish monarchs painted by artists of past centuries–, as well as for its large size –300 x 340 cm– and because the He has worked through photographs, tirelessly investigating the composition, without doing it directly from nature. This work was presented within the framework of a National Heritage exhibition dedicated to the royal portrait at the Royal Palace of Madrid: Portrait in royal collections. From Juan de Flandes to Antonio López . During that same month, an individual exhibition dedicated to his figure - Antonio López García - was inaugurated in Vicenza, Italy, with a certain retrospective character, but in which the main focus is on his sculptural pieces and some recent oil drawings that, like those deal with the naked human figure. In this way, after more than forty years since his last solo exhibition, Antonio López shows his most recent work to the Italian public, which gives him a great reception. In parallel, and in the same city, a large group exhibition dedicated to the night is organized - Tutankhamun, Caravaggio, Van Gogh. The will be ei notturni dagli Egizi al Novecento -, with works by great international artists of past and contemporary centuries, including Zurbarán, Van Gogh, Rothko and Francis Bacon and in which Antonio López participates with four works. In August 2015 he exhibited individually at the Sala Robayera in Miengo, Cantabria. In October of the same year, a selection of his latest pieces was presented, combined with some works from previous stages within the framework of the Barcelona Gallery Weekend at the Marborough Gallery in this city. ​ In February 2016, the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid dedicated an exhibition to the group of fellow artists and friends who have worked on figuration since the 1950s and 1960s in Madrid: Realistas de Madrid . It is a new opportunity for the public to see Antonio's work, along with that of his colleagues Isabel Quintanilla, Francisco and Julio López, María Moreno, Amalia Avia and Esperanza Parada, thus offering a comparison between their different attitudes towards the issues and technique, but also its points of convergence. In September 2017, his largest public sculpture to date, La mujer del Almanzora, is inaugurated between the Casa Ibáñez Museum and the Pérez Siquier Center in Olula del Rïo, Almertía. On the same date, he published his first artist book: Cuerpos y flores , with the publishing house Artika. In October of the same year, he received the title of Honourary Academician from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Carlos de Valencia. ​ Several distinctions were awarded to him during the following year: Doctor Honoris Causa from the Complutense University, Madrid; the Medal of Honour from the Carlos III University, Madrid, and the Collegiate of Honour from the Madrid College of Architects. ​ On April 26, 2019, an individual exhibition is opened at the Silos Monastery. While focusing on some of his latest works of flowers, including a large part of his Rosas de Ávila series, they were joined by some of his representations of children, giving an introspective and contemplative character to the show. After almost six months, it closed on October 13, 2019. ​ On February 17, 2020, his wife, the painter María Moreno, died at 86. In September 2020, a retrospective exhibition curated by Tomás and Boye Llorens is inaugurated at the Bancaja Foundation in Valencia, including a wide selection of recent and in-process works by Antonio. The exhibition also displayed a selected choice of works by María Moreno in two rooms. Although the show coincided with the Covid-19 pandemic, it was developed with the necessary measures and restrictions, achieving a good turnout which enabled its extension until February 28, 2021. The Community of Madrid dedicated from April 19 to June 20, 2021, an exhibition in tribute to Antonio at its headquarters in the Real Casa de Correos, in the Puerta del Sol square, Madrid, displaying in the patio his pair of monumental sculptures Carmen awaken and Carmen asleep. ​ ​ Author: Beatriz Hidalgo Caldas Date: April 2021 Anchor 1

  • Public Artworks | Antonio López

    PUBLIC ARTWORKS Retrato de sus Majestades los Reyes de España D. Juan Carlos y Doña Sofía (Portrait of the King and Queen of Spain, Juan Carlos and Sofía), Cloister of the Museum of San Benito, City Council of Valladolid 1999-2001,Work done jointly by Antonio López, and the sculptors Julio and Francisco López Hernández El día y La noche , Atocha Station, Madrid, 2008 Carmen despierta y Carmen dormida , ed. 1/3, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2008 La mujer de Coslada , Avenida de la Constitución, Coslada, Madrid, 2010 Carmen despierta y Carmen dormida, ed. 2/3, Fundació Sorigué, Lérida, 2012 2018 -Mujer del Almanzora , Museo Ibáñez & Centro Pérez Siquier, Olula del Río, Almería, 2017 Anchor 1

  • Awards | Antonio López

    Anchor 1 AWARDS AND HONOURS: 1949 Provincial Painting Awards from Educación y Descanso, Ciudad Real ​ 1950 Special Award (Artistic Drawing) from the School of Arts and Crafts, Madrid ​ 1950–51 Prize for Drawing from the Antique and of Drapery, Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, Madrid Drawing Prize, Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, Madrid ​ 1951–52 Prize for Life Drawing, First Course at the Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, Madrid Carmen del Río’s Painting Award at the Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, Madrid ​ 1952–53 Estado’s Award for Colouring and Composition, First Course at the Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, Madrid Carmen del Río’s Painting Award at the Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, Madrid ​ 1953–54 Madrigal’s Award for Colouring and Composition, Second Course at the Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, Madrid Bursary Award El Paular for the Course of Landscape at the Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, Madrid ​ 1955 Travel Grant to Italy from the Ministry of Education (III National Competition for Plastic Artists), Spain ​ 1957 Jaén County Council Award from the National Exhibition of Fine Arts, Spain ​ 1958 Molino de Plata Award from the Regional Exhibition of Valdepeñas, Spain Still Life Award from the Fundación Rodríguez Acosta, Granada, which consisted in a travel bursary that he used to visit Greece Travel bursary from the Ministry of Education, Spain, which he used to travel to Rome ​ 1959 Molino de Plata Award from the Regional Exhibition of Valdepeñas, Spain ​ 1961 Scholarship from the Fundación Juan March, Spain ​ 1965 National Architecture Prize, Spain, shared with the Architect Heliodoro Dols given it was a joint work ​ 1974 Prize of the City of Darmstadt, Germany ​ 1983 Pablo Iglesias Award, Madrid Gold Medal of Merit in the Fine Arts, Spain ​ 1985 Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts, Ministry of Culture, Spain Golden ABC, Madrid ​ 1986 Gold Medal of Castilla La Mancha, Spain ​ 1990 Gold Medal of the Community of Madrid, Spain ​ 1992 Tomás Francisco Prieto Award from the Mint House, Madrid ​ 1993 Fellow of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, Madrid ​ 2003 Prize of Plastic Arts and Architecture of El Mundo and the Community of Castilla La Mancha ​ 2004 Medal of Honour from the Menéndez Pelayo International University, Santader City of Alcala de Henares Award for the Arts, Spain Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York ​ 2006 Velázquez Prize for Plastic Arts, Ministry of Culture, Spain ​ 2009 Penagos Drawing Prize of the Mapfre Foundation, Madrid ​ 2010 Gold Medal of the City Council of Madrid ​ 2011 Doctor Honoris Causa Degree by the University of Navarra ​ 2012 Prince of Viana Award of Culture, Navarra International Medal of Arts of the Community of Madrid ​ 2013 Honorary Member of the University Faculty of Arts, University of Alcalá, Madrid ​ 2014 Doctor Honoris Causa Degree by the University of Murcia 2014 Rosa d’Oro della Milanesiana Award, Milan, Italy ​ 2015 Medal of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Seville 2015 Fuera de Serie Arts Award, Expansión, Spain Raíces de Europa Award, Spain ​ 2017 Gold Medal of the Reial Cercle Artístic de Barcelona, Spain Honorary Academician of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Carlos, Valencia Averroes Gold Award City of Córdoba 2017 to the Arts, Spain ​ 2018 Doctor Honoris Causa Degree by the Universidad Complutense, Madrid Medal of Honor by the University Carlos III, Madrid Honour Member of the Association of Architecture of Madrid (COAM) ​ 2019 Fundación de Fomento Europeo Prize, Barcelona ​ 2020 Award Florencio Galindo de las Letras, Ávila ​ 2021 Honour Member of the Institución Gran Duque de Ávila, Diputación de Ávila 2022 XVI Sport Cultura Barcelona Awards, Fundación RBA, Barcelona ​ ​ [July, 2022]

  • Antonio López Works in Public Collections and Museums

    MUSEUMS AND INSTITUTIONAL COLLECTIONS: Germany: Hamburger Kunsthalle, Kupferstichkabinett, Hamburg Hessisches Landesmuseum, Darmstadt Venezuela: Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas, Venezuela Spain: Artium, Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo, Vitoria Asamblea de Madrid, deposit from Colección Fundación Montemadrid Ayuntamiento de Valladolid, Claustro de San Benito, Valladolid Caja de Burgos, Casa del Cordón, Burgos Colección ACS, Madrid Colección BBVA, Madrid Colección Fundación Montemadrid, Madrid Colección Fundación Privada Sorigué, Lleida Colección Masaveu, Oviedo and Madrid Colección Navarro-Valero, Madrid Colección Norte de Arte Contemporáneo, Government of Cantabria, Santander Colección Rucandio, Madrid Colección Telefónica de España, S. A., Madri d Fundación Caja Ávila, Ávila Fundación La Caixa, Barcelona Fundación ICO, Madrid Fundación Juan March, Madrid and Palma de Mallorca Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Toledo Museo de Bellas Artes, Bilbao ​ Museo Ibáñez, Olula del Río, Almería Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes, Valdepeñas, Ciudad Real Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid Museo Palacio de Elsedo, Pámanes, Santander Museo Provincial, Ciudad Real Museo Provincial, Jaén Patrimonio Nacional, Palacio Real, Madrid United States: Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts J.P. Morgan Chase Art Collection, New York The Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland The Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio The Museum of Modern Art, New York The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston France: Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris Japan: Nagasaki Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagasaki Italy: Museo d’Arte Constantino Barbella di Chieti, Abruzzo. Anchor 1

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