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  • Long Biography | Antonio López

    Antonio López García He was born in Tomelloso, Ciudad Real, on January 6, 1936, into a well-off farming family, a few months before the start of the Spanish civil war that began on July 17 with the army uprising. The war ended three years later, on April 1, 1939, and ushered in a long military dictatorship led by Francisco Franco that lasted thirty-seven years. Regardless, Antonio López remembers his childhood in the village as happy and peaceful. He began artistic training in his hometown with his uncle, the painter Antonio López Torres. During the summer of 1949, drawing became an increasingly pleasurable activity for Antonio. He spent hours copying plates that reproduced nineteenth-century paintings. After observing his drawing talent, his uncle guided him in his first drawings and paintings after nature. In October of that same year, his uncle convinced his parents to let him travel to Madrid to prepare for the entrance examination at the School of Fine Arts of San Fernando. With this aim in mind, Antonio worked primarily on drawing after statues; through copying casts at the Museum of Artistic Reproductions, then located in the Casón del Buen Retiro, and by attending the afternoon courses of the School of Arts and Crafts. ​ From then on, he met those who became his friends and principal generation colleagues. These were the brothers and sculptors, Julio and Francisco López Hernández, the painters Joaquín Ramo, Enrique Gran, and Lucio Muñoz, and the painter and writer Francisco Nieva, among others. Later, the painters María Moreno, Isabel Quintanilla and Amalia Avia joined the circle of friends. At fourteen, Antonio passed the entrance examination for San Fernando Arts School. There he completed the Fine Arts official curriculum between 1950 and 1955. After graduating in 1955, he travelled to Italy with Francisco López, thanks to a travel grant from the Ministry of Education. That same year, Antonio exhibited in the General Directorate of Fine Arts gallery along with Francisco and Julio López Hernández and Lucio Muñoz –the latter's style was already heading towards abstraction. After graduating, Antonio returned to Tomelloso and prepared his first solo exhibition at the Ateneo, in Madrid, in December 1957. It allowed him to settle back in Madrid. In 1958, he won the Still Life category of the Fine Arts competition of the Rodríguez Acosta Foundation. He used the institution's travelling scholarship to travel to Greece, again accompanied by Francisco López. Francisco did it using his resources, just like when they both went to Rome in the summer of 1955. Until 1960, Antonio lived between Tomelloso and Madrid, the two most meaningful places for him artistically and residentially. During this period, the happy memories of his childhood and adolescence in Tomelloso inspired him to create many works featuring the town and the things or people who accompanied him there. His works from that time are entirely figurative. He developed a variety of topics ranging from Still Lifes with some fantastic nature, cheerful plant motifs, and portraits full of strength and expression. He also developed a series of paintings in which the city or the landscape are the backgrounds of the figures and the Still Lifes. His artistic production during these years included elements of different artistic movements such as Cubism and Surrealism. The latter was the most frequent as it helped him reinforce the narrative character of the works. Sculpture already took up a substantial part of his output, which resulted in particularly striking polychromed reliefs and some expressive sculptures in the round, like those representing his daughter María as a child. ​ He began painting Madrid in 1960, where the city is the protagonist. It became a theme that has been a big part of his output throughout his career. The sixties marked his definitive step into objective reality representation, which occurred gradually. Over this period, he alternated works in which the focus was already an unadulterated reality with others in which surreal elements still appeared. In 1961, he received a grant from the Juan March Foundation. Years later, this institution incorporated Antonio's painting Figuras en una Casa (1967) into its collection. That same year, he married the painter María Moreno and presented his second solo exhibition at the Biosca Gallery in Madrid, then headed by Juana Mordó. A few years later, in 1964, he became represented by the newly opened "Juana Mordó Gallery" in Madrid. International contacts from this gallery provided Antonio with several exhibitions, especially in Germany and the United States. These shows helped his artworks become part of international collections and museums. Contemporary Spanish Realist Art aroused widespread interest in Germany, first by art dealer Ernesto Wuthenow. This appeal continued well into the eighties and crystallized in numerous group exhibitions. These included works by the painters Antonio López Torres, Isabel Quintanilla, María Moreno, the sculptor Francisco López, and Antonio López. Of note are the exhibitions devoted to international contemporary sculpture and painting held at the Carnegie Institute of Pittsburgh in 1964 and 1967. In addition, there was the 1964 New York World's Fair dedicated to Spanish art, sponsored by the Department of Fine Arts of Spain. ​ Between 1964 and 1969, he taught the Preparatory Course of Colour at the School of Fine Arts of San Fernando in Madrid. He left this chair to devote himself entirely to his career. However, he has continued to teach sporadically at various cultural institutions. ​ During the sixties, his works encompassed a variety of subjects: portraits of people around him, interiors, vegetal themes, and cityscapes, all painted directly from the motif. These works were often interrupted and resumed over an extended period. In the late sixties, drawing took up more time and space in his production. He created several autonomous drawings depicting the interiors and bathrooms of the places where his life and work occurred. Specifically, his deep dedication to drawing was crucial to his painting purging. His paintings' composition became more apparent as the paint coating gradually lightened. During this phase, he worked equally in all three artistic languages that helped him express and communicate his subjects: drawing, painting, and sculpture. ​ Throughout these years, Antonio López participated in numerous group exhibitions and a few solo shows. Of the latter, those organized by the Staempfli Gallery in New York in 1965 and 1968 were most prominent because they had a significant impact. Both exhibitions brought him international recognition while opening the way for his works into various American collections interested in Spanish Realist Art. This interest coincided with the rise of realistic and hyper-realistic styles in the United States. His next solo exhibition was outside Spain, at the Parisian gallery Claude Bernard in 1972. Over this period, he continued making drawings and oil paintings with intense realism in which the interiors and windows of his studio were the protagonists. Antonio worked exhaustively on these artworks over long periods, using different techniques and formats, and adjusting to reality, achieving precise light studies. ​ His solo exhibition at the Galatea Gallery in Turin sparked a positive reception of his art in Italy, where his work became part of several collections. Among the paintings in the exhibition were some from the late fifties with a surreal undertone. It also displayed various pictures from the sixties with a realistic approach and some polychrome bas-reliefs. Italian public found something familiar and appealing in the latter, given that this sculptural technique has been closely linked with Italian art since ancient times. Italian art influenced Madrid's realist artists, including Antonio López. With these artists, he had a strong bond of friendship and fellowship. Besides art, the Italian Neorealist Cinema of the forties impacted them profoundly because it captured reality with high fidelity and expressiveness. In their unadorned and without redeeming features representations of life, the Madrid Realists shared Neorealist cinema's objective and straightforward approach. In 1970, Antonio became represented by the Marlborough Gallery, which today remains his gallery. Three years later, Marlborough prepared a major collective exhibition devoted to Spanish Realism at its London headquarters. The show introduced the two main generations of Spanish Realist painters and sculptors of the time, including Antonio López. In 1974, he received the Darmstadt City Award for his double portrait in polychromed wood, Antonio y Mari (1968). The portrait belongs to the Städtische Kunstsammlung in that city that deposited it at the Hessisches Landesmuseum. A few years later, in 1983, he received the Gold Medal of Merit in the Fine Arts of Spain and the Pablo Iglesias Prize in the Visual Arts. 1985 was a significant year in Antonio López's career. The Juan March Foundation organized Antonio's first retrospective exhibition in Spain at the Albacete Museum. That same year, he was selected to represent Spain along with Eduardo Chillida and Antoni Tàpies in the Spanish art show "Europalia 85 Spain". This show was held in Brussels and other Belgian cities and resonated with critics. This year, he was also awarded the Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts, one of the most prestigious Spanish art prizes. In 1986, the Marlborough Gallery presented his solo exhibition at its headquarters in New York and London. Then, in 1990, the movie director Víctor Erice filmed the film The Quince Tree Sun, showing the creative process of Antonio López. After its release in 1992, the movie was awarded the Prize of the International Critics and the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival of that year; together with the Golden Hugo for best fiction film at the International Film Festival Chicago 1992 and with the Award for Best Film of the decade by the Cinematheque Ontario in 1999. The Centro Nacional de Arte Reina Sofía Museum arranged his first major retrospective exhibition in 1993, showing almost his entire production. Displaying a hundred and seventy works that included drawings, sketches, paintings, and sculptures. This exhibition brought recognition to his work. He became a member of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando in Madrid that same year. Antonio was chosen for the exhibition "Identità e alterità", curated by Jean Claire, in 1995. First hosted at the Palazzo Grassi, then at the Museo Correr, both in Venice, Italy. Antonio was elected two years later to the Prado Museum board of trustees, a post he held until May 2009. Then, in 1999, the City Council of Valladolid commissioned Antonio López and Francisco and Julio López Hernández with a monumental bronze statue of the King and Queen of Spain seated. It was the first sculpture made as a group work by these three sculptors. The statue was installed in 2001 in the cloister of the Museum of San Benito in Valladolid - now the Patio Herreriano. In October 2001, the Centro Nacional de Arte Reina Sofía Museum organized a presentation to exhibit the pair of his sculptures, Hombre y Mujer, along with nineteen preparatory drawings, which had just become part of the museum collection thanks to the donation of Repsol YPF. In this manner, they joined three other significant works by Antonio López already in the museum's permanent collection: Los novios (1955), Madrid desde el Cerro del Tío Pío (1962-1963) and Madrid desde Capitán Haya (1987-1994). In recent years this institution has acquired other notorious pieces of the artist. In 2004, in recognition of his work, he was appointed Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York. In July, he received the Medal of Honour from the Menéndez Pelayo International University and, in September, the City of Alcalá de Henares Arts Award. In 2006, he installed the largest urban painting he has made to date, Madrid desde la torre de bomberos de Vallecas, in the Madrid Assembly, which exceeds four meters wide and represents almost the entire surface of the city seen from the Fire Tower in Vallecas. In addition to documenting the city, thus depicting its most characteristic buildings with the definition that this aim required, it also includes a substantial study of the light and the sky, which do not escape pollution, thus achieving a truthful and recognizable image of Madrid. In June of that year, he received the Velázquez Prize for Plastic Arts, the highest honour in the Fine Arts conferred by the Government of Spain. In 2008, he completed his first solo public sculpture commission: two monumental bronze heads three meters high representing his baby granddaughter. These works, El Día y La Noche, were then installed in their first location at Atocha station in Madrid - the entrance hall to the train platforms. They are currently outside the station. These sculptures inspired him to work on different sculptural works focused on the human figure. In April 2008, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston dedicated to Antonio a solo exhibition that garnered him international critical acclaim. In parallel, the museum hosted a historical show dealing with Spanish art during Philip III's reign: El Greco to Velazquez. 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, La mujer de Coslada, his second public sculpture, was inaugurated on the Avenue of La Constitución of that Madrilenian municipality. The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum opened Antonio's solo exhibition in June 2011. This exhibit brought together a retrospective view of his work and the presentation of his latest creations, which had not yet seen the light. From October 2011 to January 2012, this show was also displayed at the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, confirming the enormous interest his work aroused among the public and critics, both nationally and internationally. Success continued with his travelling exhibition held at several museums in Japan during 2013, starting on April 27 at the Bunkamura Museum of Art in Tokyo. The following year, Vittorio Sgarbi invited him to participate in the renowned Festival La Milanesiana 2014, which dedicated to him a special exhibition in which his painting La Cena and its preparatory drawing were exhibited in front of Caravaggio Supper at Emmaus, thus enabling a new reading of these works. ​ In December 2014, Antonio delivered the painting La Familia de Juan Carlos I (The Family of Juan Carlos I). A complex work that required dedication, and he worked intermittently for twenty years. It is a painting of significant magnitude, not only because it is a portrait of the Royal Family, which links it to Spanish monarchy portraits painted by artists from past centuries, but also due to its large size - 300 x 340 cm. In this painting, the artist incorporated countless hours of effort into the composition by working from photographs instead of drawing from life. This picture was shown to the public at an exhibition about royal portraiture organized by Spanish National Heritage at the Royal Palace of Madrid. The exhibition was entitled El Retrato en las colecciones reales. During the same month, a solo show was dedicated to him in Vicenza, Italy, under the title "Antonio López García. Il silenzio della realtà, La realtà del silenzio", lasting nearly three months. While it had some retrospective character, the spotlight focused on his sculptures and various recent oil drawings, both dealing with the naked human form. Antonio López showed his latest work to the Italian public more than forty years after his last solo exhibition there. They gave him a warm welcome. In parallel and in the same city, an exhibition dedicated to the night was held: Tutankhamon, Caravaggio, and Van Gogh. La será e i notturni dagli Egizi al Novecento. In addition to works by Zurbarán, Van Gogh, Rothko, and Francis Bacon, Antonio López contributed four artworks to the exhibit. ​ In February 2016, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid exhibited Realistas de Madrid, a show about figurative artists from the fifties and sixties who worked in Madrid. This exhibit was a new opportunity for the public to see Antonio's work, along with that of his fellow artists Isabel Quintanilla, Francisco and Julio López, María Moreno, Amalia Avia and Esperanza Parada, thus providing a comparison between their different attitudes regarding themes and technique, but also to see their points of convergence. In September 2017, his most extensive public sculpture to date, La mujer del Almanzora, was erected between the Casa Ibáñez Museum and the Pérez Siquier Center in Olula del Río, Almería. He published his first artist book, Cuerpos y Flores, with Artika Publishing House on the same date. 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. The following year, he was awarded several prizes: Doctor Honoris Causa from the Complutense University, Madrid; the Medal of Honour from Carlos III University, Madrid, and the Collegiate of Honour from the Madrid College of Architects. ​ On April 26, 2019, an individual exhibition opened at Silos Monastery. While focusing on some of his latest flower works, including a large part of his Rosas de Ávila series, it also fitted some of his representations of children. This selection gave an intimate 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, the Bancaja Foundation in Valencia opened a retrospective exhibit curated by Tomás and Boye Llorens. The show included a wide choice of recent and in-process works by Antonio. The exhibition also displayed a selection 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 an excellent turnout that enabled its extension until February 28, 2021. From April 19 to June 20, 2021, the Region of Madrid government dedicated a tribute exhibition to Antonio. His monumental sculptures, Carmen Awaken and Carmen Asleep, were displayed on the patio of the institution's headquarters in the Real Casa de Correos at Puerta del Sol Square, Madrid. ​ In February 2023, on the occasion of the ARCO art fair, El Corte Inglés paid tribute to Antonio by holding an exhibition of his sculptures in the windows of its building on Calle Preciados in Madrid. It is the same building from which he paints the Gran Vía Flight every summer. At the same time, El Corte Inglés dedicated the ARCO stand to him. A six-meter wide reproduction of his painting Madrid Sur, finished in 2022, occupied all the space. ​ The same year, he collaborated with the Teatro del Liceu in Barcelona in the production of Franz Schubert's Winterreise recital. Tal Rosner used photographs of Antonio's artworks in a video that served as the scenery for the concert under Bárbara Lluch, the stage director, held in the former Model prison in Barcelona on March 23, 24 and 25. In addition, the Liceu organized an individual exhibition in the fifth gallery of the ex-jail, converted into a cultural centre, that lasted three weeks. Antonio's works were displayed inside prison cells, giving them new meaning and context. ​ Antonio's first retrospective exhibition in Catalonia opened on September 21, 2023, at the La Pedrera Foundation headquarters in Gaudí's Casa Milà. The show included more than one hundred pieces from the beginning of his career to the present. Among the latter, he showed some paintings depicting his home, still in progress, alongside a sculpture on the same theme. This exhibition travels in January 2024 to the Drents Museum in Assen, Netherlands, where it is on display until June 2. With almost the same list of works, but with the addition of the painting Woman in the Bathtub from 1968, this is the artist's first solo exhibition in the Netherlands. ​ On the occasion of fifty years of bilateral relations between China and Spain, between November 2023 and May 2024, an exhibition dedicated to contemporary Chinese and Spanish figuration was shown in the Asian country. Starting at the Quan Shanshi Art Center in Hangzhou, then travelling to the National Grand Theatre, Beijing, on December 2023, The show Contemporary Chinese and Spanish Figurative Painting" presented an extensive representation of Chinese and Spanish figurative artists from the 1950s to the present. In April 2024, the collaboration between both countries culminates in the exhibition Beyond Realism: Figurative Art from China and Spain at the Royal Palace of Madrid. ​ Source: Based on the biography published in the TF 2011 book, reformed, expanded and translated by Beatriz Hidalgo Caldas Date: April 2023 Anchor 1

  • Short Biography | Antonio López

    Antonio López García (Tomelloso, Ciudad Real, 1936) He began his training under his uncle, the painter Antonio López Torres. In 1949, he travelled to Madrid to prepare for the entrance exam to the School of Fine Arts of San Fernando. Antonio enrolled there between 1950 and 1955. 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 Still Life category. For this, he received a scholarship to travel to Greece. He goes on both trips in the company of his friend, the sculptor, Francisco López, who travels by his means. ​ 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 Sgarbi 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. ​ On the occasion of the ARCO art fair in 2023, El Corte Inglés dedicates an exhibition to Antonio in the windows of his building on Calle Preciados in Madrid. In addition, he starred on the El Corte Inglés stand at ARCO, with a monumental reproduction of his Madrid Sur, which was completed in 2022. In March 2023, he collaborated with the Teatro del Liceu in Barcelona in the show of Franz Schubert's Winterreise recital. The Liceu simultaneously organized an individual exhibition for him in gallery 5 of the former Modelo prison, providing a unique context for his works. In September of the same year, the La Pedrera Foundation of Barcelona inaugurated a retrospective exhibition of Antonio's work at Gaudí's Casa Milà. It was hosted for four months, before traveling to the Drents Museum in the Netherlands in January 2024, where it is on display until June 2 of that year. This is Antonio's first solo show in the Netherlands. ​ 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. April 2023 Studio of Antonio López, updated by Beatriz Hidalgo Caldas Anchor 1

  • News on Antonio López

    News Talk in FOCUS Foundation On the occasion of the first solo exhibition of Antonio López in the Netherlands at the Drents Museum in Assen, "Antonio López. Master of Spanish Realism" (January 28-June 2, 2024), the Cervantes Institute of Utrecht has created a parallel program of activities. Through this program, visitors will be able to discover additional perspectives on the artist's work and expand their knowledge about his work. From the Antonio López Studio, we want to thank the work carried out by the Director of the Cervantes Institute of Utrecht, Alberto Gascón Gonzalo, who has promoted this complete program that includes talks, documentaries and showings of the film El sol del membrillo. Visit the website of the complete program of activities by clicking here for more information. As part of the exhibition "Antonio López and the Masters of Spanish Realism", organized by the Cervantes Library in Shanghai, dependent on the Spanish Consulate in China, and coinciding with a visit to the country by the Director of the Cervantes Institute, Luis García Montero, the Primary students from the Beishuiwan Experimental School took part in the closing event of the exhibition on April 19. ​ This event has been part of the activities created around the exhibition of reproductions of paintings and drawings by several Spanish figurative artists that opened in the Shanghai metro last November 2023 and that included the so-called realists of Madrid, among whom is Antonio López. The exhibition will continue its journey through the country, travelling to other cities. The Cultural Office of the Spanish Consulate in Shanghai generated both the exhibition and the activities around it. From the Studio of Antonio López and María Moreno, we want to thank the work carried out by its Director, Inmaculada González Puy. An exhibition has been inaugurated at the Royal Palace of Madrid to commemorate 50 years of bilateral relations between China and Spain, which will remain open until May 26, 2024. It is an exhibition of figurative works by 99 contemporary Chinese and Spanish artists called "Beyond Realism. Figurative art of China and Spain".​ ​ These paintings offer a panorama of figurative art, not simply realism, practised in both countries over the last fifty years.​ The first of the exhibition rooms shows paintings and drawings by Antonio López, Isabel Quintanilla, Francisco López, María Moreno, Julio López, Amalia Avia, Isabel Baquedano and Carmen Laffón.​ ​ It is a fine opportunity to learn about contemporary art practised by artists from both countries and discover their parallels and differences. ​ Click here for more information about this exhibition on the National Heritage website. The painting by Antonio López, View of Madrid (Archaeological Museum from Serrano Street), from the BBVA Collection, is the invited work to celebrate ten years of renovation of the Madrid Archaeological Museum building. This view is displayed in the so-called ZERO Showcase, which explains the museum's history along with other objects and artworks. ​ This painting shows the building and its surroundings between 1961 and 1962. It has rarely been exhibited, so it is an excellent chance to see it until July 16th. ​ ​More information on the museum website by clicking here . On March 15, 2024, the first museum devoted to Contemporary Spanish Realist art, the MUREC, was inaugurated. It is located in the city of Almería, occupying the Hospital de Santa María Magdalena, a 16th-century building restored for this project. ​ It has a permanent collection from the Ibáñez Cosentino Museum in Olula del Río, with realistic works from the beginning of the 20th century to the present. The collections have been completed by loan works from various artists and collectors, showing a complete panorama of contemporary Spanish realist art. ​ One of the museum's rooms is devoted to Antonio López and the realist masters of Madrid: Isabel Quintanilla, Francisco López, María Moreno, Julio López, Amalia Avia and Esperanza Parada. ​ This museum has been created thanks to the impulse of the painter Andrés García Ibáñez, who together with the Ibáñez Cosentino Foundation, has founded other museums in Almería capital and province focused on figurative and realistic art, especially from the Almería region. Specifically, the Foundation manages the Ibáñez Museum, the Pérez Siquier center and the Almeriense Art Collection. The latter is divided between the cultural center of Olula del Río (Almería), the Doña Pakyta Art Museum and the Almería Art Museum – Espacio 2, in Almería. To see more information about these museums visit their website here . ​ To find out more information about the MUREC and to plan your visit, go to the museum's website, here , and to see photos of some of its rooms on the opening day, click here . From January 28 to June 2, 2024, a retrospective exhibition of Antonio López will take place at the Drents Museum in Assen, Netherlands."Antonio López. Master of Spanish Realism" will be his first solo exhibition in the country and in the North of Europe. This exhibition is a travelling exhibition of the one offered at the La Pedrera Foundation in Barcelona, ending on January 14, 2024. It will show practically the same works, although it will display some new additions and a different layout. Both institutions have collaborated to prepare this retrospective exhibition with a good weight of Antonio's recent work. ​For more information, visit the following link by clicking here . From November 29, 2023 to March 31, 2024, an exhibition of reproductions of significant works by Antonio López and several Spanish realist painters of his and subsequent generations is open in the hall of Shanghai Middle Longhua Subway Station at exits 1 and 2 of the station (lines 7 and 12). These artists are: Miguel Ángel Argüello, Amalia Avia, Francisco López, José María Mezquita, María Moreno, Isabel Quintanilla and Julio Vaquero. The Chinese public will have the chance to learn about the evolution of contemporary figurative art in Spain through reproductions of their works. The exhibition "Antonio López and the Masters of Spanish Realism", reproducing 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. For more information, visit the following link by clicking here . 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 . ​ ​About the book, visit the publisher's website by clicking on this link . ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ 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 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: 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. ​ ​ ​ + 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: secretaria@fundacionbancaja.es https://www.fundacionbancaja.es/actividad/catalogo-antonio-lopez/ + 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: https://www.fundacioncristinamasaveu.com/portfolio/entrevista-con-antonio-lopez/ 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: https://www.mariamorenoweboficial.com/ 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: estampaciongranvia@gmail.com 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.

  • Chrono-Biography | Artist Antonio López

    Chronology of Antonio López García 1936 1948 ​ ​ 1949 1950 ​ 1955 ​ ​ 1956-57 1958 1959-60 1961 1964 ​ 1965 1966-69 1968 ​ 1970 ​ 1972 ​ 1974 ​ 1970-75 ​ ​ ​ 1975-1982 ​ ​ ​ ​ 1983 ​ ​ ​ 1985 ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ 1985 ​ ​ ​ 1986 ​ ​ ​ 1990 ​ ​ ​ ​ 1991 ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ 1992 ​ 1993 ​ 1994 Born on January 6, in the Castillian village of Tomelloso to a well-to-do family that makes its living from cultivating their land and vines. The Spanish Civil War breaks out triggered by the military upheaval of July 17, which led to a successful coup d’état. War ends on April 1, 1939, giving way to a military dictatorship under General Francisco Franco. Notwithstanding this, his childhood in the village is peaceful and happy. ​ Still a child, he starts drawing by copying engravings depicting nineteenth-century paintings . During the summer his uncle, the painter Antonio López Torres , initiated him in painting. He teaches little Antonio the importance of painting from life by placing the motif right in front of him; first to draw it and then to paint it in oil. In October, despite his young age, 13 years old, and thanks to the mediation of his uncle, Antonio López's parents agree to let him go to Madrid to prepare for his admission into the School of Fine Arts of San Fernando. ​ To prepare for the entrance examination to the School of Fine Arts, he goes daily to the Museum of Artistic Reproductions, located in the Casón del Buen Retiro, to copy plaster casts after antique sculptures and, in the afternoons, to the School of Arts and Crafts. In June 1950, at age 14, when Antonio passes the entrance exam to join the School of San Fernando, he experiences one of the happiest moments of his life. Completes his Fine Arts studies in San Fernando in 1955, winning several awards in the School competitions. During these years he meets those who will become his closest friends and his future wife: Enrique Gran, Lucio Muñoz, Francisco and Julio López, Joaquín Ramo, Francisco Nieva, Amalia Avia, Isabel Quintanilla and María Moreno. Before terminating his studies in January, he takes part in one of his first group exhibitions organized by the General Directorate of Fine Arts along with three of his friends, Lucio Muñoz and Francisco and Julio López. In May, he gets a travel grant by winning a contest of the National Education Delegation, which he uses in the summer of that same year to go touring Italy for a month with his friend and colleague, the sculptor Francisco López. From his formative stage, he began to search for his language and tried various resources, being those of a surreal nature that would appear in many of the paintings of his first production. The landscapes of this period are usually inhabited by figures or by Still Lifes. Although he already paints cheerful vegetable themes, figures are the protagonists of much of the works he produces during these years. ​ ​ Given the difficulty of settling in the capital, he lives between Madrid and Tomelloso. Antonio López García and his time, his first solo exhibition, is held at the Ateneo de Madrid in December 1957. Wins the Still Life section of the annual Fine Arts competition of the Rodríguez Acosta Foundation in Granada with the work "In the kitchen", thus getting a travel grant that he uses to visit Greece accompanied again by Francisco López. Together they will also visit Rome thanks to another scholarship obtained by Antonio from the Ministry of Education. ​ Lives between Madrid and Tomelloso until 1960, thus becoming both places the background of his paintings. From that year on, Madrid turns into the main character of several of his paintings and will no longer disappear from his themes. At that time, he is beginning to develop his sculptural activity that will occupy a large part of his production in the coming years. He exhibits individually at the Biosca Gallery in Madrid, then run by Juana Mordó, who would later become his art dealer. This show receives rave reviews and sells several of his artworks to Spanish collectors. ​ Marries the painter María Moreno . ​ Joins the roster of artists at the new Juana Mordó Gallery, which is opened on March 13th with a group exhibition featuring works by them all. From that moment on, and thanks to the international connections of the gallery, he participates in numerous foreign group exhibitions, particularly in the United States and Germany. In the latter, there is a growing interest in the so-called Spanish Realism, which results in the organization of various group shows until the eighties. Many of these exhibitions include the work of Antonio López, Francisco López, Isabel Quintanilla, and María Moreno. In 1964, he begins teaching at the School of Fine Arts of San Fernando in Madrid, continuing several courses until 1969. ​ His first solo show in North America takes place at the Staempfli Gallery in New York, being organized with the help of his Spanish gallery, Juana Mordó. This exhibition, very well received by the public and critics, leads to the sale of some of his works to various American collections. Gradually begins to purge his works of surrealist elements to gain a more objective approach, closer to reality. Interiors bare of figures appear in both his paintings and drawings, choosing very often workrooms and bathrooms to feature his drawings. On the other hand, the figures represented in his artworks often belong to his intimate circle, which is a permanent characteristic of his work. Exhibits for the second time in the gallery of George Staempfli, coinciding with the booming of Realism and Hyper-realism styles in the United States and reaping rave reviews again. Begins one of his most important sculptures: Hombre y mujer (Reina Sofía Museum). Antonio begins to be represented by Marlborough Gallery, New York, USA. Exhibits individually both in Galatea Gallery in Turin, Italy, and Claude Bernard Gallery in Paris, France. Is awarded the Prize of the City of Darmstadt, Germany. Continues to represent interiors to which he adds windows seen from inside and even some figures, like in the drawing depicting his uncle at his house, Casa de Antonio López Torres (1972-1975). This way, he broadens the subject matter of realism, to which he also contributes a new vision of some motifs like the places in the house, incorporating the toilet and the kitchen, but devoid of characters. His interest in the human habit of eating leads Antonio to render it in both drawings and oil paintings, thus producing one of his most representative works on the subject, the painting La Cena (1971-1980). During these years, his work is also exhibited in major international group shows as Contemporary Spanish Realists at the Marlborough Gallery, London (1973) and Realismus und Realität at the Kunsthalle Darmstadt, Germany (1975). Throughout this period, he works on some of his most important pieces, especially in some of his most famous sights of Madrid as Gran Vía (1974-1981) or Madrid desde Torres Blancas (1974-1982), as well as in the sculptures Hombre y Mujer (1968-1994). Keeps working on the theme of the window seen from inside, starting several paintings depicting this subject at different times of the day.. Is awarded the Gold Medal of Merit in Fine Arts and the Pablo Iglesias Prize. ​ The Juan March Foundation organizes his first retrospective exhibition at the Museum of Albacete, arousing great interest among the public and the critics. Is honoured with the "Prince of Asturias" Award for the Arts. Becomes one of the three artists selected to represent Contemporary Spanish Art and exhibit individually in Europalia 85, Brussels, being the other two Antoni Tàpies and Eduardo Chillida. His work receives a lot of press attention. ​ Is one of the three artists selected to represent Contemporary Spanish Art and exhibit individually in Europalia 85 , Brussels. The other two artists are Antoni Tàpies and Eduardo Chillida. His work gets a lot of press attention. Exhibits again individually in New York, but this time in the gallery that represents him then, Marlborough Gallery, where he will exhibit on few occasions. A few months later, this show travels to the gallery's London headquarters. ​ He shoots El sol del membrillo in his own house under the direction of Víctor Erice, a film that portrays his creative process and in which some members of his family and friends appear. This film, released in 1992, garners good reviews and awards, among which stands out the Jury Prize of the Cannes Film Festival (1992). ​ Antonio takes part in a group exhibition, Otra Realidad. Compañeros en Madrid, curated by Javier Tusell and María José Salazar. This show, organized by Fundación Humanismo y Democracia with the collaboration of Caja Madrid, displays his works are along with those of his colleagues and friends, who practiced both figurative and abstract trends. It marks a turning point in the understanding of the figurative painting done in Madrid from the fifties onward. ​ Receives the Award Tomás Francisco Prieto from Madrid Mint, for which he is commissioned a series of coins in gold, silver, and bronze. Chooses a man and a hare as motifs for each of the sides of the coins. ​ In May 1993, a major retrospective exhibition of his work opens at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, featuring 170 artworks, including paintings, sculptures, and drawings. With this show, Antonio achieves definitive recognition from the public and critics. He is named Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando de Madrid. ​ Fundación Focus in Seville organises an exhibition that explores his creative process: Antonio López, proceso de un trabajo. ​ 1995 ​ 1998 ​ 1999 ​ ​ ​ 2001 2004 ​ 2006 2008 2010 ​ ​ ​ ​ 2011 ​ 2013 2014 ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ 2015 ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ 2016 ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ 2017 ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ 2018 ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ 2019 ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ 2020 ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ 2021 ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ 2023 ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ 2024 He is selected to take part in the exhibition Identità e alterità, curated by Jean Clair, first hosted at the Palazzo Grassi and then at the Museo Correr, both in Venice, Italy. He is appointed member of the Royal Board of Trustees of the Museo Nacional del Prado , a position he will hold until 2009. The City Council of Valladolid commissions him and the sculptors Francisco and Julio López Hernández, a monumental sculpture of the King and the Queen of Spain. This statue is unveiled in 2001 in its current location: the Monastery of San Benito in Valladolid. The sculptures Man and Woman (1968-94) are presented at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (1968-94), accompanied by nineteen preparatory drawings, on the occasion of having entered the entire set in the museum's collection as a gift from Repsol YPF. These sculptures were acquired from the North American collector Dorothy C. Weicker, who, in turn, had bought them in 1975. He is named Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York . This same year he receives two other distinctions: the Medal of Honor from the Menéndez Pelayo International University of Santander and the City of Alcalá de Henares Prize for the Arts. He presents his largest format painting at the Madrid Assembly : Madrid from the Vallecas fire tower (1990-2006), which is more than four meters wide. This work has been transferred to this institution by the Caja Madrid Special Foundation. In June of this year, he received the highest award for Fine Arts in Spain and Latin America: the Velázquez Prize for Plastic Arts. His first public monumental solo sculptures, El Día y La Noche, are installed at Madrid Atocha Station. Another pair of bronze heads inspired by these public sculptures, Carmen awake and Carmen asleep, are placed in April at the Fine Arts Museum in Boston, coinciding with the individual exhibition dedicated to her in parallel to a large show on Spanish art by the Modern Age: El Greco to Velázquez. Art during the Reign of Philip III, curated by Ronni Baer. He is awarded the Gold Medal of the Madrid City Council, a city ​​that he has managed to represent with great veracity in his paintings. He receives the Penagos Drawing Prize from the Mapfre Foundation. His monumental sculpture La mujer de Coslada , commissioned by the City of Coslada, was inaugurated on Avenida de la Constitución in this Madrid municipality. In June, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid inaugurates a large exhibition that combines retrospective character while revealing a large part of the production it had produced in the last eighteen years, since its previous solo exhibition in Madrid, which it had had place in 1993 at the Reina Sofía. The exhibition organized by the Thyssen, titled Antonio López , traveled in October 2011 to the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum. This sample had long been awaited by the public, who came breaking records to visit it. Critics, both inside and outside Spain, make a very positive assessment of the exhibition and the works presented there. Japan's interest in his work has always borne fruit in a traveling solo exhibition through three museums in three major cities in the country: Tokyo, Nagasaki and Iwate. He is invited to participate in the La Milanesiana festival in Milan, where his work La cena, accompanied by his preparatory drawing, is shown in front of Caravaggio's La cena en Emaús at the Pinacoteca de Brera In December he delivered the portrait of The Family of Juan Carlos I, within the framework of an exhibition dedicated to the history of the monarchical portrait in Spain organized by National Heritage at the Royal Palace of Madrid: The portrait in the royal collections. From Juan de Flandes to Antonio López. After the exhibition it becomes part of the permanent Heritage collection, being installed in its facilities. During the same month, two exhibitions in which he participates are inaugurated in Vicenza, Italy: an individual exhibition dedicated to his figure - Antonio López García - and a large group exhibition dedicated to the night - 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,. He exhibits individually at the Sala Robayera in Miengo, Cantabria during the month of August. In October, a selection of his latest pieces combined with some works from previous stages is presented at the Barcelona Marborough Gallery within the framework of the Barcelona Gallery Weekend. During the months of February and May, the Thyssen Museum in Madrid dedicates an exhibition to the group of artists who have practiced a realistic art, or New Figuration, since the 1950s in that city. This is part of the group of friends and colleagues that Antonio López met during his formative years: Francisco and Julio López, Isabel Quintanilla, Amalia Avia, María Moreno and Esperanza Parada. Works by all of them, as well as by Antonio, are seen together allowing their comparison in the context of their long careers, thus exposing both their connection points and their stylistic and technical differences. ​ The Carmen Thyssen museum in Malaga presents the exhibition The essence of reality in April, which explores the history of realist art in Spain, from the 17th century to the present day, paying special attention to the last half century. In June, the Reial Cercle Artístic de Barcelona presented him with the Gold Medal in recognition of his career and artistic merits. ​ In September of this same year, Antonio López presented his first artist's book: Bodies and Flowers, made by the Artika publishing house, where both subjects are addressed and illustrated throughout his career. On the 11th of the same month, it's oficially opened another of his public sculptures, La mujer de la Almanzora , at the Casa Ibáñez de Olula del Río Museum in Almería. In October the Academy of Fine Arts of San Carlos de Valencia. names him the title of Academic of Honour. The itinerancy of the exhibition The Poetics of Abstraction and Figuration through various Euroean Cervantes Institutes begins in Prague and Antonio participates with two works. After touring for different countries, it concludes at the New York headquarters of the Cervantes Institute of New York in September of 2019. ​ This year he receives several distinctions: Doctor Honoris Causa from the Complutense University of Madrid; the Medal of Honour from the Carlos III University and the Collegiate of Honour from the Madrid College of Architects. ​ Between April 26 and October 13, it was opened to the public an individual exhibition of Antonio at the Silos Monastery, focusing on some of his latest works of flowers, including much of his Rosas de Ávila series, and children, giving to the show an introspective and contemplative approach.. ​ On February 17, his wife, María Moreno, died. He continues to work on the series he had started on her, with which he pays tribute to her. ​ 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 in Madrid. ​ On ARCO 2023 art fair, as a tribute, El Corte Inglés devotes an individual exhibition to Antonio in the windows of its building on Calle Preciados in Madrid. Collaborates with Teatro Liceu in Barcelona on the production of the Winterreise recital of F. Schubert. Antonio lends images of his works to the stage director Bárbara Lluch and her team, who utilised them in a video used as scenery for the concert on the 23rd, 24th and March 25th. Concurrently, this institution arranges an exhibition of his work in the old Model prison in Barcelona for three weeks. ​ The La Pedrera Foundation inaugurates a retrospective exhibition of Antonio's work at its headquarters in Barcelona, Gaudí's Casa Milà. It can be visited for 4 months, before traveling to the Drents museum in the Netherlands in January 2024. ​ The Drents Museum presents Antonio's first solo exhibition in the Netherlands, open from January 28 to June 2. In April, the exhibition Beyond realism: figurative art in China and Spain opens at the Royal Palace of Madrid, which closes the collaboration and celebration of bilateral relations between China and Spain, which began in November of the previous year in Hangzhou's Quan Shanshi Art Center and then traveled to the National Grand Theatre, Beijing the following month. ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Beatriz Hidalgo Caldas Anchor 1

  • Antonio López Official Website

    ANTONIO LOPEZ ​ OFFICIAL WEB ​ Property of Antonio López Studio ​ ​ This website and the images of the works of Antonio López and María Moreno included therein are owned by their respective authors. Reproduction, distribution, public communication, making available to the public, transformation or any other act of exploitation of this website and its images, as well as the inclusion of hyperlinks to the website, if they are not limited solely to access to its main page, are strictly forbidden. For the reproduction, distribution, public communication, making them available to the public or any other act of exploitation of the works of Antonio López or of María Moreno it is necessary to address previously to the Visual Entity of Management of Plastic Artists, VEGAP (www .vegap.es) to obtain the required license ​ This website only collects data to analyze the use of our website by visitors. This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc., located in Delaware at 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View (California), CA 94043, United States . The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be directly transmitted and stored by Google on its servers in the United States. Google will use this information on our behalf for the purpose of knowing your use of the website, compiling reports on the activity and providing other services related to the activity of the web and the use of the Internet. Google may transmit such information to third parties when permitted by law, or when such third parties process the information on behalf of Google. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using this website you consent to the processing of information by Google in the manner and for the purposes indicated above. By clicking "ACEPTO", you accept the use of these cookies, unless you decide to deactivate them. Please note that if you delete or disable our cookies you may experience interruptions or limitations in the functionality of certain areas of the website. ​ I AGREE

  • Interactive Map of Views by Antonio López

    INTERACTIVE MAP Click on the map browser to see the points from which Antonio has painted his views of Madrid and Tomelloso; as well as the location of his monumental sculptures in different locations. Currently only views of Madrid are available, as well as its monumental sculptures scattered throughout Spain. ​ Anchor 1

  • Antonio López and Teaching

    Painting Workshop Teaching is one of the activities to which Antonio López attaches more importance, which is why he devotes part of his time to share his knowledge and to keep in touch with other artists. An example is found in the Painting Workshop that he gave in May 2012 at the University of Navarra in Pamplona, and which was captured in this documentary by Santiago González-Barros: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Udv8S5jfuKo

  • Contact with the Studio of Antonio López

    At this time, we have high demand for queries. Answers will take longer than usual. We will prioritize messages related to technical issues. CONTACT: Send us an email to: studioantoniolopez@gmail.com ​ FOREWARNING: This is not a personal email address for Mr. Antonio López, so it is not a direct communication channel with him, but rather for the studio team with priority for technical issues. Questions about workshops will not be answered (see the tab dedicated to the issue). Responses may be delayed. — For press requests, please contact the Marlborough Gallery to the attention of Mr. José Ángel Lorente: jlorente@galeriamarlborough.com — For image requests and their licenses, please go to VEGAP Image Bank or contact Mrs. Eva Hernández: ehernandez@vegap.es To request certificates of authenticity , we need high-resolution images of the work, information on the state of the work, and its technical details as well as the complete updated data. 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. ​ 2023 Infancia. Antonio López. ARCO-El Corte Inglés, El Corte Inglés’ Preciados Street Building (Shop Window) & Stand of El Corte Inglés at ARCO 2023 art fair, Madrid, 15-26 February. Antonio López. Modelo Old Prison, Barcelona, organized by the Gran Teatro Liceu de Barcelona, 23 March-10 April. ​ Antonio López. Obra gráfica . Sala Ignacio Zuloaga, Fuendetodos, Zaragoza, 28 March-30 September. ​ Antonio López . Fundación Cataluña La Pedrera, Barcelona, 22 September 2023-14 January 2024. ​ Antonio López. Arquitecturas en proceso . Colegio de Arquitectos de Sevilla, Sevilla, 2 October -17 November 2023. ​ 2024 Antonio López. Meester van het Spaans realisme/Master of Spanish realism. Drents Museum, Assen, Netherlands, 28 January-2 June. Vitrina CERO. Una década tras la reforma del MAN. Obra invitada de Antonio López. Museo Arqueológico, Madrid, 16 April–14 July. ​ ​ [ April , 2024] Anchor 1

  • Collections' Links | Antonio López Works

    Online access to some works of Antonio López located in different collections: In the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston In the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid In the MOMA, New York In the Fundació Sorigué, Lérida In The Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland: Boy Remains from a meal In the Fundación Juan March, Palma In the Royal Collections of Spain's National Heritage, Madrid In ARTIUM, Álava In the Museo de Bellas Artes, Bilbao In the BBVA Collection, Madrid In the Iberdrola Collection, Bilbao In the Museo Provincial, Jaén In the Museo-Casa Ibáñez, Olula del Río, Almería In the Fundación Telefónica, Madrid At the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts In The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio In the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris In the Nagasaki Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagasaki ancla cero CONTACT estudioantoniolopez@gmail.com

  • Videos | Antonio López

    VIDEOS Play Video Facebook Twitter Pinterest Tumblr Copy Link Link Copied Video about the visit of Antonio López and José María Mezquita to the exhibition of the latter at the Ethnographic Museum of Zamora Year of production: 2023 Duration time: 00:00:50 min Color/Sound Courtesy © Antonio López Studio On June 1, 2023, Antonio López visited the exhibition of the painter José María Mezquital, Sensitive memory , at the Ethnographic Museum of Castilla y León, accompanied by the artist. That same afternoon, both gave a talk in the museum's auditorium. ​ For more information, go to the Museum's website here . 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.

  • 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]

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