A key figure in the artistic avant-garde, Julio González is one of the most important re-inventors of sculpture in the twentieth century. The exhibition that the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía dedicates to this pioneer in iron sculpting constitutes the largest retrospective on the artist’s work in Spain. The show brings together more than two hundred of his works, among them, paintings, forged bronze works and an ample selection of drawings related to the creative process for his sculptures.
Added to all of this is a set of pieces representative of his work in the field of jewelry design. Organized chronologically, the exhibition traces González’s artistic career from his early phase of schooling in Barcelona and his move to Paris, to his mature phase, when his relationship with Picasso would prompt him to revolutionize the language of sculpting with his “filiform” and “empty space” sculptures. The exhibition is organized by the Museu Nacional d´Art de Catalunya in co-production with the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía.
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia
Santa Isabel, 52 - Madrid