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Torres-García at his Crossroads will gather more than 80 works, mainly drawings, many of them unpublished, from the collection of Alejandra, Aurelio and Claudio Torres, as well as paintings and wooden constructions. The exhibition will take a look at the essential features of Joaquim Torres-García's career as an artist, spanning approximately the first half of the 20th century.
Joaquim Torres-García (Montevideo, 1874-1949) trained in Barcelona during the Modernista period. He was a key figure in the Noucentista movement until his departure from Catalonia in 1920, when he started on a path that was to make him one of the pioneers of geometric abstraction along with artists like Mondrian, Van Doesburg and Hélion.
The aim of this exhibition is to give the visitor a close-up of this artist's creative procedure and show the crossroads he faced during his career: the classical turn in Modernisme and the years in Paris and New York. The exhibition looks at the myths and the recurrent subject matter in Torres-García's work, at the same time as it explores the contrast and synthesis, or deep equivalence, between 'classical beauty' and 'modern beauty'.