Longtime friends and colleagues, Julio Gonzalez and Pablo Picasso participate together in the Spanish Pavilion in the 1937 World’s Fair in Paris. Both artists take advantage of the occasion to manifest their support for democratic Spain and their fellow Spaniards under attack. Picasso does so with his monumental mural painting, “Guernica”, and his satirical etching, […]
Julio Gonzalez was represented at ARC0 2018, Spain’s premier contemporary art fair. This year’s edition took place from February 21-25. Gonzalez’s works were presented by several galleries, including Galeria Cayon, Leandro Navarro and Elvira Gonzalez.
“Gonzalez, Picasso and Friends”, Exhibition at the Gemeentemuseum, The Hague (Nov. 25-April 2, 2018)
November 25, 2017 to April 2, 2018 The Gemeentemuseum (The Hague) has organized a retrospective of more than 100 works, of which the majority are being displayed for the first time in the Netherlands. This exhibition sheds new light on the artistic development of Julio González, from an artisan metal-worker in Barcelona to an avant-gardist […]
“Julio Gonzalez’s Constellations: Between Representation and Abstraction”, IVAM Centre Julio Gonzalez (Valencia, Spain), until December 31, 2018
Josep Salvado, curator at the l’IVAM Centre Julio Gonzalez, has reorganized the room devoted to Julio Gonzalez in the Spanish museum in “constellations”. Gonzalez’s major works dialogue with those of artists inspired by him, including compatriots like Jorge Oteiza or the American David Smith. “Julio Gonzalez’s Constellations” is on display until December 31, 2018.
The Pompidou Center Paris presented the first retrospective of César Baldaccini (1921-1998), called “César”. This important French sculptor’s innovative work was inspired by Julio Gonzalez’s iron sculpture. César’s “Welded Iron sculptures”, created in Paris the the postwar era, include human and animal figures, composed from sheet and scrap metal welded using industrial techniques. This creative […]
“Montserrat’s screaming head”, a powerful sculpture created by Julio Gonzalez in 1942, is on display at the Pompidou Center Malaga. This is part of the new hanging of their permanent collection, “Modern utopias”. The Catalan peasant woman is a favorite subject of Gonzalez’s to capture his solidarity with his countrymen and women suffering during the […]
Articulation of Forms and Negative Space. Julio González and Jacques Lipchitz. At this year’s Miami Beach edition of Art Basel, the prestigious international art fair, the Marlborough Gallery will present an exhibition of works by Julio González and Jacques Lipchitz, two major 20th century sculptors. Though these two foreign artists moved within the same avant-gardist circles in pre-WWI […]