One of our last genius; Ferran Adrià

Spain is a country with  powerful creative minds,  that is why through the centuries great artists were born.  It is no longer a secret that my favorite genius is Velázquez. But who are my favorite artists of the century? Painter and sculptor Miquel Barceló and chef Ferran Adrià. We are fortunate to have in Madrid until March 1 a very interesting exibit  about  the creative process of this genius. Ferran Adrià invented 1,846 dishes and then stopped. He felt he had created enough and that soon he would reach his peak. He had to go further, and therefore decided to

AMERICAN IMPRESSIONISM

AMERICAN IMPRESSIONISM AT THE THYSSEN BORNEMISZA MUSEUM, by Teresa de la Vega The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum presents the first exhibition in Spain on the dissemination of Impressionism in the United States. Curated by Katherine Bourguignon, from the Terra Foundation for American Art and an expert in late 19th and early 20th century French and American art, the exhibition, which has already been seen at the Musée des Impressionnismes Giverny and the National Galleries of Scotland in Edinburgh, includes nearly 80 paintings that allow for an analysis of the way in which North American artists discovered Impressionism in the 1880s and 1890s

Carlos de Amberes Museum dedicated to Flemish and Dutch Old Masters.

It´s always a great new that Madrid re-open a Museum this week, the Museo Carlos de Amberes is located in a former church in the well-heeled area of Barrio de Salamanca and dedicated to Dutch and Flemish Old Masters. The museum heralds a new era for the Fundación Carlos de Amberes, which started as a charity back in 1594, when Philip II of Spain was also Lord of the Seventeen Provinces of the Netherlands. By 1987, it had shifted its focus towards artistic and educational philanthropic activities, and, since 1992, it has run an active program of temporary exhibitions, lectures,

POP ART

Thyssen Bornemisza in Madrid will be showing the exhibition, Pop Art Myths, exploring  one of the most liberating movements in the history of art, as it brought an end to the division between “high” and “low” culture, opening up a debate over the possibility that even everyday objects could become art. There’s always more to Pop that meets the eye, as Andy Warhol’s Campbell soup cans reveal. In the summer of 1962, the celebrity artist showed his 32 Soup Cans in his first solo exhibition at the Ferus Gallery in Los Angeles, in what was described as “a brilliant slap in

Greco was an idealist who strived to bring out the beauty in the most mundane aspects of daily life and his unique skill made him a revolutionary

Art is very subjective; certain pieces provoke feeling and others don´t. It could be that those which evoke feeling have something; soul…a soul that is similar to yours and for this reason, it excites you, inspires you, makes you feel. Not all pieces from the same artist reach me, but it´s true that there are many from this artist, born in Cremona, that inspire me. Who is this woman of such clear complexion who looks at us sideways, dressed in lynx fur and shiny ruby rings? Why, for years, was the authorship of this work accredited to Greco, Sanchez Coello