New exhibition: “The Myth of Spain” at the Kunsthalle
“Myth of Spain” is the first comprehensive exhibition on the Spanish painter Ignacio Zuloaga in Germany, painting a fascinating picture of the country.
Hardly any other artist shaped the image of Spain abroad around 1900 as much as Ignacio Zuloaga: toreros and spirited flamenco dancers; dwarfs, beggars and witches invoking the artistic legacy of Diego Velazquez and Francisco de Goya; ascetics and penitents in vast landscapes withered under a glaring sun; the simple life of the rural population. In times of increasing industrialisation and Spain’s incipient orientation towards European modernism, Zuloaga wanted to preserve the “Spanish soul” with such scenes, with which he celebrated international success.
The exhibition brings together almost 80 paintings by the artist, including numerous key works from public and private collections in Spain, France, Mexico, Argentina, the USA, Germany and Sweden, among others. The exhibition presents Zuloaga’s artistic career in nine thematic chapters and situates the painter in the cultural-historical context of his time. An exciting tour and a short journey through time in Spain around a hundred years ago.
Every third Wednesday of the month: AfterworkKH with DJ and raffle
And: every third Wednesday of the month, at the AfterworkKH event, you can visit the exhibition even until 10 pm and end the evening at the café-restaurant Theatiner 8 with music by DJ Alkalino. There is a Spain special and a big raffle at every AfterworkKH.
You can visit the exhibition “The Myth of Spain” until 4 February 2024, daily from 10 am to 8 pm.
Kunsthalle München is looking forward to seeing you!