Julio González’s works in Madrid

18th May 2009, Comments 0 comments

A selection of 200 works of the Spanish abstract and cubist artist is exhibited at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reine Sofia.

A major retrospective of the work of Spanish abstract and cubist artist Julio González (1876-1942) is now on Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reine Sofia.

About 200 of the artist’s works will be exhibited.

As a young man González worked with his older brother, Joan, in his father’s metal smith workshop. They both took evening classes at the Escuela de Bellas Artes.

In the late 1890s he began to visit the café Els Quatre Gats in Barcelona where he first met Pablo Picasso.

González left Spain in 1900 and moved to Paris never to return to his homeland. In 1920 he renewed his acquaintance with Picasso, for whom he later provided technical assistance in executing sculptures in iron, participating to Picasso's researches on analytic cubism.

Julio González
14 May 2009 till 1 June 2009
Venue: Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reine Sofia
Website: http://www.museoreinasofia.es
Phone: 34 91 774 1000

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