The Fauves at Recoletos

Category: Art & Culture November 4, 2016
Restaurant de la Machine à Bougival, ca. 1905. (Detail). © Maurice de Vlaminck. VEGAP, 2016.

Restaurant de la Machine à Bougival, ca. 1905. (Detail). © Maurice de Vlaminck. VEGAP, 2016.

The show presented at the MAPFRE Foundation’s Recoletos Exhibition Hall displays paintings, drawings and ceramics to illustrate the creative revolution brought in by Fauvism, the movement that between 1904 and 1908 opened up the way for the historic avant-garde and included artists like Matisse, Derain and Dufy.

Architecture Month Category: Art & Culture
September 16, 2016

Exhibitions, conferences, guided tours and, in particular, the opening of some of the city’s most interesting buildings are activities that form part of Architecture Week, Open House and MOM, three initiatives that throughout October give people the opportunity to discover part of Madrid’s secret heritage.

Degas Category: Art & Culture
October 8, 2014

Juan Abelló and his wife Ana Gamazo paint an exceptionally revealing picture of themselves through the works that comprise this collection, which can be viewed at CentroCentro Cibeles until 1 March.

Category: Art & Culture
August 29, 2014

The Prado Museum joins in to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of El Greco with a large exhibition that points to a connection between the artist’s work and the avant-garde.

Category: Art & Culture
June 13, 2013

Once again this June PHotoEspaña returns to Madrid with so many fascinating exhibitions it’s hard not to fall prey to Stendhal’s syndrome. Dates: 5 June to 28 July. Place: all over the city. Here’s a list of 10 shows I’ll be sure not to miss.

Dalí's moustaches Category: Food & Drink
April 27, 2013

Salvador Dalí returns to Madrid from 27 April, with full honours. That day, the Reina Sofía Museum opens its major retrospective of the artist. Coinciding with this very comprehensive exhibition, the city is preparing to pay tribute to him. The Hotel Palace was one of his favourite places in the city, which is why those in charge of […]

Sculpture by Dalí Category: Art & Culture
April 1, 2013

From 27 April to 2 September, the Reina Sofía Museum is holding a fantastic exhibition on Salvador Dalí. That is why I’ve been asked to write a post on the adventures of this eccentric and concentric genius, as he would often describe himself, in Madrid, where he lived from 1922 to 1926.