Today we arrive at Reina Sofia – Room 204 Telluric Art, for our weekly Museum Guide excursion, led by Divvya Nirula.
The Reina Sofia in Madrid is part of the Golden Triangle of Art, that also includes the Prado Museum & the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. Presented here are our top three must-see objects on view here. Next time you visit the museum, do not miss these!
1. Allegory for the Bull and the Bullfighter, 1926-1930, by Alberto Sánchez Pérez
2. Cosmic Composition, 1938, by Óscar Domínguez
3. Abstract Space Character, 1936, by Julio González
Some fun facts about the Museum :
- The Reina Sofia opened in 1990 as a Museum for modern and contemporary art. Since then, it has gained an international reputation as one of the best art museums.
- The Museum building used to be a hospital back in the 16th century. San Carlos hospital was established by King Felipe II. The building as it is seen today was designed by architects José de Hermosilla and Francisco Sabatini.
- The room for Telluric art features works by several artists including Josep de Togores and Pablo Picasso.
- In the early 20th century, Alberto Sánchez, Benjamín Palencia and a few more artists began redefining traditional styles of Spanish art. Together, they evolved their own unique visual vocabulary that was inspired by Surrealism. This was known as the Vallecas School.
A Final Thought :
The artists of the Vallecas school employed a style that was contemporary avant-garde. They reimagined the Spanish landscape and left behind a legacy of rich artistic heritage. Much of Telluric art is inspired by a love for mother Earth.
Visit Art From Us Archive for Museum Guide collated by Divvya Nirula. Here you shall find more suggestions on where you should visit next. And what you should see there.