Aladdin Sane by David Bowie is an album with one of the most remembered covers in history, so much so that it is difficult to imagine Bowie without lightning crossing his face. The cover is the result of the work of British photographer Brian Duffy, who worked for nine years with the musical genius. from this week and until June 25, the headquarters of the Official College of Architects of Madrid hosts Bowie Taken by Duffythe first exhibition on Bowie under the gaze of Duffy.
The artists worked together for nine years, in a period often referred to as Bowie’s “golden years,” and left behind three album covers. The exhibition includes photos, sketches, posters, texts, interviews, cameras, etc. Featuring the original “Aladdin Sane Dye Transfer” print (the only original copy of the album image), the exhibition also showcases, through immersive digital storytelling, a host of never-before-seen video interviews with Bowie’s key collaborators. and Duffy in these photo shoots, as musicians, producers, artists, make-up artists, hairdressers, actors, designers, journalists, partners, and friends.
Date: from Tuesday to Sunday, from March 15 to June 25
Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., sessions every half hour. Last pass an hour and a half before closing.
Duration: the tour lasts 60 minutes approx.
Goya, Velázquez and El Greco return home
Another of the most anticipated exhibitions is theThe return to Spain of some of the masterpieces by Spanish painting artists from The Frick Collection, a prestigious New York collection.
It is a set of nine works by Velázquez, El Greco, Murillo and Goya that can be visited at the Museo Nacional del Prado until July 2. The exhibition wanted to relate these nine paintings with some of the works in El Prado. So next to St Geronimo del Greco hangs doctor portrait, which is its counterpart in terms of civilian portraiture and gray chromatic range; while next to The expulsion of the merchantsby the same painter, is located the annunciation, since both show a comparable use of architectural resources to solve space leakage. In the case of Velazquez, the Felipe IV in Fragaby Frick, was made at the same time, in the same place and with the same fabric as The cousin.
Prado National Museum
From Monday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sundays and holidays from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Beatus of Liebana
This week an exhibition has also been released with which the National Library intends to exhibit one of its jewels, the codex of Francisco I and Sancha, one of the most important known as “Beatos” of Liébana. That of Fernando I and Sancha is one of the few Beatus commissioned by a royal commission, and its material workmanship and artistic richness attest to a careful realization. In 2015, UNESCO included the Blesseds preserved in Spain and Portugal in the Memory of the World Register.
From Monday to Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Sundays and holidays closed.
Fallas, Botero and Concha Piquer, in Valencia
Those who are lucky enough to be in Valencia will be able to enjoy the good weather of the Fallas with the Nit del Foc on Saturday night and the cremàs de las Fallas on Sunday 19. In addition to all the events related to the Fallas, Valencia will also have with exposure Mrs. Concha. An exploration around the couplet and Conchita Piquer that can be visited until June 19 in the City Hall Exhibition Hall.
graphic novel Mrs. Concha. The rose and the thorn by Carla Berrocal, serves as the guiding thread of the exhibition, with which, according to the City Council, It is intended to value the figure of the artist as an empowered woman in the post-war scenario.
The Bancaja Foundation has also presented the exhibition in the Turia capital Fernando Botero. Sensuality and Melancholythe first retrospective in Valencia of the Colombian artist, considered one of the most prominent figures on the international art scene. The sample is made up of 45 works including paintings, drawings, watercolors and sculptures, most of them being presented for the first time in Valencia.
From Tuesday to Sunday: from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Closed Mondays, except public holidays and the eve of public holidays.
Another of the capitals of the Valencian Community, will host one of the most anticipated exhibitions of the year. The Archaeological Museum of Alicante (MARQ) will be the destination of the Xi’an warriors’ first trip away from China after the Covid-19 pandemic. The exhibition will include 120 pieces from nine Chinese museums and institutions. Although we will have to wait until March 28 to visit it.
Portraits of the Prado in Barcelona
Observe the haughty look of Fernando VII, challenged by Goya; or take a close look at the bust of the painter from Zaragoza himself, created by Mariano Benlliure, who now gives shape to the main award for Spanish cinema. In the 19th century, the portrait was a booming genre, especially due to the growth of the bourgeois classes. At the same time, the approximation of the arts to realism led to the representation of effigies with an ever greater naturalism. However, some conventions that, even in photography, denote the use of procedures and codes that this exhibition makes it possible to identify and interpret are still visible.
The century of the portraitby CosmoCaixa Barcelona, is the first exhibition organized in Spain devoted exclusively to portraiture in the 19th century in all its manifestations and techniques: painting, sculpture, medallistic, miniature, watercolor, drawing, etching, lithography and photography.
CaixaForum of Barcelona.
From Monday to Sunday and holidays, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
General admission: €6
Cinema and fashion by Gaultier in Seville
The exhibition addresses the exchanges and influences that occur between cinema and fashion, a creative relationship seen through the particular gaze of Jean Paul Gaultier, co-curator and artistic director of the exhibition. Beyond mythomania, this proposal goes through the contexts of creation, both of the dresses and of the films, and introduces us to ideas of modernity, the future or eroticism. It also offers a sociological approach by addressing issues such as emancipation movements, especially women’s, and how these are reflected in the fashion and filmography of his time.
CaixaForum brings together a heterogeneous set of pieces made up of clothing, posters, photographs and film fragments that come mostly from the prestigious collection of La Cinémathèque française and that are complemented by works from more than twenty national and international providers.
From Monday to Sunday and holidays, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.