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  • Bibliography on Antonio López

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

  • Articles and interviews | Antonio López

    SELECTION OF INTERVIEWS AND ARTICLES ​ ​ ​ ON RADIO: Hora 25, SER November 4, 2021 RNE documents, February 12, 2021 (from min 50:23) ​ Las Mañanas de RNE with Pepa Fernández, May 8, 2020 ​ El Fin de Semana, Cope, 19 April 2020 ​ ​ Latest press interviews: ​ El Cultural , supplement of El Español , 14 March 2022 ​ ABC , 9 March 2022 La Opinión de Zamora, 24 October 2021 ​ El Independiente , 10 July 2021 ​ El Mundo , 6 July 2021 ​ The New Spain , 5 June 2021 ​ Diario Burgos , 22 October 2020 ​ ABC , 24 September 2020 La Voz de Galicia , 5 June 2020 ​ La Razón, 6 April 2020 ​ ABC, 26 March 2020 ​ El País , 19 January 2019 La Verdad, 23 December 2018 ​ ​ ​ Interviews and reports on RTVE: RTVE a la carte, Antonio Lopez ​ ​ *Access these resources by clicking on them.

  • 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 CONTACT estudioantoniolopez@gmail.com

  • Awards | Antonio López

    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]

  • Recent exhibitions of Antonio López

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

  • Antonio López Official Website

    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

  • Antonio López Creative Process

    How does Antonio López paint? It is probably one of the questions about his work that draws more attention. How and which are his working methods arouse a great deal of public interest. The video made by Pablo Ballester brings us closer to understanding his creative process: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdOquGB9eEU

  • The Quince Tree Sun Digitisation

    digitisation of the film THE QUINCE TREE SUN ​ The process of digitisation of the movie has been conducted at the Fillmoteca de Catalunya, where the 35mm negatives of the original film have been scanned at 6K and the sound has been also digitised from the analog magnetic tracks. Thanks to this digitization, of such high quality, scenes shot on video have gained in image quality. ​ The procedure began in the summer of 2016 and took around a year to be completed under the direct supervision of the director of the film, Víctor Erice, who took the chance to review and subtly change the montage, by reducing its length in 5 minutes. ​ This new montage was presented in May 2017 at the Cannes Film Festival, coinciding with the twenty-five years of the appearance of the film at the festival. ​ BHC ​ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- World rights of the film owned by CAMM CINCO S.L.: estudioantoniolopez@gmail.com ​ ​ To find out about Mr. Víctor Erice's workshops, please go to the following website: https://www.rosebudtalleresdecine.com ​ Digitalización El sol del membrillo Centro de Restauración de la Filmoteca de Cataluña Estudio de sonido de la Filmoteca Parte del equipo de la digitalización de la película en la Filmoteca de Cataluña Escáner digital Centro de Restauración de la Filmoteca de Cataluña Digitalización El sol del membrillo Centro de Restauración de la Filmoteca de Cataluña 1/5

  • 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. ​

  • Antonio López Workshops

    NOTICE OF CANCELLATION OF THE WORKSHOPS: ​ The workshops taught by Antonio have been cancelled with no scheduled restart date. Therefore, this website will no longer provide information or notices about any possible course that may occur in the future. ​ If Antonio were to teach a workshop in the future, the institution organizing it would announce it by its own means and not through this website.

  • Short Biography | Antonio López

    Antonio López García (Tomelloso, Ciudad Real, 1936) He began his training with his uncle, the painter Antonio López Torres. In 1949, he travelled to Madrid to prepare for the entrance exam of the School of Fine Arts of San Fernando; where, between 1950 and 1955, he studied painting. In 1955, he obtained a travel grant from the Ministry of Education to travel to Italy. Later, in 1958, Antonio won the Fine Arts competition of the Rodríguez Acosta Foundation in the category of ‘Still Life’, for which he received a scholarship to travel to Greece. That same year, he returned to Italy, visiting Rome, thanks to another scholarship from the Ministry of Education. ​ After graduating, his production included elements of different artistic movements such as Cubism and Surrealism, the latter being the most frequent as it helped to reinforce the narrative character of several of his works. From the sixties, he began to abandon the oneiric component while gradually developing a more objective approach. His motifs are then portraits of people around him, interiors, still lifes and cityscapes that serve as background to the still lifes and to the scenes with figures. His sculptural work runs parallel to his paintings and drawings, thus making reliefs in different materials and his first exempt pieces. Between 1964 and 1969, Antonio taught the Chair of Preparatory of Colouring at the School of Fine Arts of San Fernando. Afterwards he has given courses occasionally, while devoting himself entirely to artistic creation. ​ He has participated in numerous group shows and has been the subject of several solo exhibitions. Among them stand out for their impact those held in the Staempfli Gallery in 1965 and 1968, and in the Marlborough Gallery (New York and London) in 1986. In 1985, he represented Spain in Europalia 85 , Brussels, along with the artists Eduardo Chillida and Antoni Tàpies. ​ A few years later, in 1990, film director Víctor Erice filmed the feature film The Quince Tree Sun , focused on the creative process of Antonio López, which was later awarded the 1992 International Critics Prize and the Juty Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, the 1992 Gold Hugo to the Best Feature Film at the International Film Festival of Chicago, and the Award for Best Foreign Film at the Montreal Film Festival, Canada, in 2000. ​ In 1993 he had his first retrospective exhibition at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, which met with a favourable reception from the public and critics. In 1995, he was selected to take part in the exhibition Identità e alterità , curated by Jean Claire, first hosted at the Palazzo Grassi and then at the Museo Correr, both in Venice, Italy. A few years later, in 1999, the City of Valladolid commissioned Antonio López and the sculptors Francisco and Julio López Hernández a monumental sculpture of the King and Queen of Spain, which was inaugurated in 2001 in the Cloister of San Benito, Valladolid. In October 2001, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía celebrated the acquisition of the sculptures Hombre y Mujer (Man and Woman) and nineteen of their preparatory drawings with a small exhibition and the publication of a book on these pieces. These artworks thus joined with three other important works of Antonio López already in the permanent collection of the museum. ​ In 2006, Antonio presented at the Madrid Assembly his largest urban painting he has made to date, Madrid desde la torre de bomberos de Vallecas (Madrid from the tower of fire of Vallecas), which exceeds four meters wide and represents almost the entire surface of the city from that point. In 2008, he finished his first solo public commission of a monumental sculpture; two monumental bronze heads of three meters high, El día y La Noche (Day and Night), located outside Atocha station in Madrid. In April 2008, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, dedicated him a solo show in parallel to a historical exhibition that addressed Spanish art during the reign of Philip III: El Greco to Velazquez. Art During the Reign of Philip III . In October 2010, his second public sculpture, La mujer de Coslada (Woman of Coslada), was inaugurated at the Avenue of La Constitución in the Madrid municipality of Coslada. ​ In June 2011, an individual exhibition that combined a retrospective character with the presentation of his latest work that had not yet seen the light was inaugurated at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid. This exhibition, on display from June to September 2011, also travelled in October of that year to the Bilbao’s Fine Arts Museum, where it remained until January 2012. The following year, a solo roaming exhibition of his work travelled to several museums in Japan, starting on April 27 at the Bunkamura Museum of Art in Tokyo. ​ In 2014, he was invited by Vittorio Sgarvi to participate in the famous Festival La Milanesiana, in which a special exhibition was organized presenting his painting La cena (The Supper) and its preparatory drawing opposite to Caravaggio’s Supper at Emmaus , thus enabling a new reading of these works. In December of that year, he delivered the painting La Familia de Juan Carlos I (The Family of Juan Carlos I), a large-format work of 300 x 340 cm that has become part of the collections of Spain’s National Heritage. This work was presented in the context of an exhibition about Royal Portraiture held at the Royal Palace of Madrid: El retrato en las colecciones reales. De Juan de Flandes a Antonio López . During the same month, there were inaugurated in Vicenza, Italy, a pair of exhibitions in which Antonio took part: a solo show, Antonio López García. Il silenzio della realtà. La realtà del silenzio , and a group exhibition dedicated to the night, Tutankhamon, Caravaggio, Van Gogh. La será e i notturni dagli Egizi al Novecento , which featured works of great international artists from the past and contemporary including Zurbarán, Van Gogh, Rothko or Francis Bacon. Thus, after more than forty years since his last solo exhibition, Antonio López showed his latest work to the Italian public, which gave him a great welcome. The work of Antonio meets again with the Madrid public in February 2016, on the inauguration of an exhibition at the Thyssen Museum about the group of Madrid Realists, in which the artist is usually classified alongside those who have been his colleagues and friends from his formative years: Isabel Quintanilla, Julio and Francisco López, Maria Moreno, Amalia Avia and Esperanza Parada. ​ In September 2020, a retrospective exhibition is inaugurated at the Bancaja Foundation in Valencia, which includes a wide selection of recent and in-process works. The exhibition, curated by Tomás and Boye Llorens, also shows a selected selection of works by María Moreno.The following year, the Community of Madrid dedicated an exhibition tribute to him in which his monumental sculptures, Carmen awaken and asleep , are shown at the Real Casa de Correos de Madrid. ​ During his career he has received numerous awards and nominations among which are: the Gold Medal of Fine Arts (1983), Pablo Iglesias Prize (1983), Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts (1985); Full Member of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando (1993); Patron of the Museo del Prado (1998- 2009); Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York (2004); Medal of Honour (2004) of the Menendez Pelayo International University of Santander; Alcalá de Henares Ciudad de las Artes Prize (2004); the Velázquez Visual Arts Prize (2006); the Gold Medal of Fine Arts of the City of Madrid (2010); Honorary Academician of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Carlos de Valencia (2017). ​ Works and lives in Madrid. [Studio of Antonio López, updated by Beatriz Hidalgo Caldas, April 2021]

  • Bancaja Exh | Antonio López

    Photographic report of the exhibition of Antonio López and María Moreno at the Bancaja Foundation that took place between September 24, 2020 and February 28, 2021. Photographs taken by UMFotografia owned by the Antonio López Studio. We appreciate the collaboration of the Bancaja Foundation.