All posts by Amanda HEROLD

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 […]

Julio González in “The Spirit of a Collection: Donations”, at the Fondation Maeght, through June 16, 2019

The Fondation Maeght (Saint-Paul-de-Vence) pays tribute in its current exhibition, “The Spirit of a Collection: Donations”, to the generous donations it has received over the years from artists, friends and family. It recognizes the importance of these donations in helping the Fondation constitute one of Europe’s most important collections of modern and contemporary painting, sculpture, […]