Until 19 Sept 2005. The Itinerarios exhibition presents key works from the life of painter Antonio Saura. Painters sometimes withhold their major works, choosing neither to sell nor exhibit, keeping them instead for private collections or to exchange as gifts with artist friends. It is therefore a privilege to see what may be the artists finest and intimate pirctures. This is the case with Itinerarios, which assembles 61 works (38 drawings and 23 paintings) from Antonio Sauras lifetime private collection. Starting with his early surrealist works, the series includes Constellations, Phenomena, Females, Nudes, Shrouds, Portraits, Superpositions, and Crucifixions, culminating in one of his final works, Four Faces (1996). Self-taught from an early age, Saura showed a true vocation for painting and literature, having taken up both disciplines during a lengthy illness in 1947.
Admission: 3 full, 1.50 students, free Sat from 14.30, free Sun, and free for minors, pensioners, unemployed
Mon-Sat 10.00- 21.00, Sun 10-14.30, Tues closed
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Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofa, Via Santa Isabel 52, Madrid. Tel. +34(0) 914675062 Metro: Atocha.