All posts by Amanda HEROLD

Julio González in “Picasso, Baigneuses et Baigneurs”, at the Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon, from July 15, 2020 to January 3, 2021

The Fine Arts Museum of Lyon has organized an exhibition that sheds new light on the important place of the theme of the bather in Pablo Picasso’s work over the course of his extraordinary and long career. Picasso’s works are accompanied by creations by his predecessors, his contemporaries and contemporary artists, which testify to the […]

Julio González in the fight against Covid-19

In the current crisis, it is essential to support health care systems in every country. That’s why a group of Spanish galerists, currently unable to pursue their profession, launched the initiative for a charity auction to benefit their country’s medical system. This sale of 28 works by renowned Spanish artists ran from April 28 through […]

Positive vibes for confinement: Color takes flight in Roberta González’s late work

Roberta González (1909-1976), Julio González’s only daughter, was a painter and draftswoman.  After a training and early period strongly influenced by her father’s work,  Roberta González begins to liberate and affirm herself in the postwar period.  Between the 1950s and the 1970s, her work undergoes a remarquable transformation.  Though her postwar paintings are quite dark […]

“Picasso. Magic Paintings” pays tribute to the Picasso-González collaboration, until Feb. 23, 2020

“Picasso. Magic Paintings”, the current exhibition at the Musée Picasso Paris (through February 23, 2020), explores a series of paintings created by Picasso between 1926-1930, baptized his “magic paintings” by art critic and galerist Christian Zervos. Filled with strange figures, these works testify to the influence of surrealism and contemporary psychoanalytic theory of Freud and […]

Julio González goes back to school, Fall 2019!

This September, French high school students will discover González’s Tête Montserrat criant (1942) on the pages of their French textbook (2nde, éditions Hattier, 2019). This powerful sculpture of a Catalan peasant woman screaming in rage and despair at the injustices of war serves to illustrate a texte by Wajdi Wouawad, Incendies (2003), which recounts the horros of […]