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La Tauromaquia

15.01.2011 - 05.04.2011

Opening Hours:

Wed-Fri, 11AM-6PM
Sat, 2AM-6PM

CHARLES RIVA COLLECTION
Rue de la Concorde 21,
1050 Brussels
+32 (0)2 503 04 98

JOSE MARIA CANO, FRANCISCO GOYA, PABLO PICASSO

La Tauromaquia comes from the Picasso Foundation in Malaga and the Fine Art Museum of Hanoi. La Tauromaquia means the art of bullfighting. This show was first conceived by Lourdes Moreno, Director of the Picasso Foundation in Malaga.

The visual aspect of bullfight has not changed for centuries. The clothing and the elements of today are pretty much the same ones since the book La Tauromaquia, by Pepe Illo was written in 1796. The conceptual point of view of this show is how three artists representing an ancient and unchanged subject that they loved with an unchanged technique which reach three completely different results because they are living within the artworld of three different centuries. It is interesting to see how these three very Spanish artists having a big personality and being very gifted technically, still interact strongly in the time they are living in.