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Georges de la Tour (1593-1652): <EM>Saint Jerome Reading a Letter</EM>Oil on canvasPhoto courtesy of Museo del Prado
Georges de la Tour (1593-1652): Saint Jerome Reading a Letter
Oil on canvas
Photo courtesy of Museo del Prado
Georges de La Tour (1593-1652)
MADRID  •  Museo Nacional del Prado  •  23 February - 12 June 2016
In France, Georges de La Tour (1593-1652) is considered the most celebrated national artist of the 17th century and one of the most popular in French art of any period, alongside Monet, Renoir and Cézanne.
The present exhibition comprises 31 paintings by La Tour, which is an exceptional number given that only around 40 by his hand survive. They have been loaned from prestigious international institutions such as the Musée du Louvre, the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Kimbell Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, of which the latter two museums are lending two of the artist’s most essential works, The Fortune Teller and The Cardsharps, respectively. Also fundamental for the organisation of this exhibition has been the generous contribution made by provincial French museums, which house an important number of works by La Tour, as well as the fact that the two recent acquisitions by the Prado of works by the artist (Saint Jerome reading a Letter and The blind Hurdy-gurdy Player) have made the Museum an international reference point for the study of this French painter.

Museo Nacional del Prado Website

Please click here for the Culturekiosque news article: La Tour Portrait Identified by Prado Museum.

Contact: Museo Nacional del Prado
Paseo del Prado
28014 Madrid
Tel: (34) 91 330 28 00

<P>Pablo Picasso: The Blue Room, 1901.© The Phillips Collection Washington DC Vegap Barcelona 2015&nbsp; </P>

Pablo Picasso: The Blue Room, 1901.
© The Phillips Collection Washington DC Vegap Barcelona 2015 

Conversations. Impressionist and Modern Masterworks from the Phillips Collection
BARCELONA  •  CaixaForum  •  11 March - 19 June 2016
Duncan Phillips was a US art writer and collector who, together with his mother, founded the Phillips Memorial Art Gallery in 1921 following the deaths of his father and brother a few years earlier. Today the Phillips Collection features an incredible range of modern and contemporary art – Renoir, Rothko, O'Keeffe and Van Gogh are among the artists whose work makes up the archive. This show at CaixaForum is one of various travelling exhibitions that the Phillips has organised and arrives in Barcelona following a recent stint in Asia.

CaixaForum Barcelona Website

Contact: Avinguda de Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 6-8,
08038 Barcelona
Tel: (34) 93 476 86 00

Frida y Diego en Tizapan, Coyoacan, Mexico, 1941 © Fundacion Leo Matiz
Frida y Diego en Tizapan, Coyoacan, Mexico, 1941
© Fundacion Leo Matiz
Frida Kahlo, Photographs by Leo Matiz at La Casa Azu
MALAGA  •  La Térmica  •  11 March - 29 May 2016

La Térmica presents Frida Kahlo. Photographs by Leo Matiz at La Casa Azul. This exhibition includes the Leo Matiz’photographs of Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón, known as Frida Kahlo (1907- 1954), married to Diego Rivera in 1929.

The exhibition, curated by Angustias Freijo and Mario Martín Pareja, shows not only the enigmatic artist Frida Kahlo in more than 50 images made by Leo Matiz which are property of the Leo Matiz Foundation, but also avant-garde magazines, books and artworks edited by fundamental authors and artists from that Mexican cultural scene period such as Germán Cueto, Mathías Goeritz, etc.

La Térmica

Contact: La Térmica
Diputación de Málaga
Av. de los Guindos, 48
29004 Malaga
Tel: (34) 952 069 100

Solidity and Beauty: Miguel Blay at the Museo del Prado
MADRID  •  Museo del Prado  •  19 April - 2 October 2016
The Museo del Prado marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Miguel Blay (Olot, 1866 – Madrid, 1936), one of the most important Spanish sculptors of the late 19th and first third of the 20th centuries, with an exhibition of several important works from a career that reflects the different trends prevailing in sculpture during his lifetime, principally Realism, Modernismo and Symbolism. The show features drawings, medals, hand-written notes and key works within the artist’s oeuvre, including To the Ideal and Blooming.

Museo del Prado Website


Museo del Prado
Paseo del Prado


Tel: (34) 902 10 70 77

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