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The Regional Museum of Modern Art until January shows more than one hundred sculptures, sketches and drawings of the legacy of Juan González Moreno (14/10/2009)

The Minister of Culture and Tourism, Pedro Alberto Cruz, today announced the exhibition 'The legacy of Juan González Moreno', which will remain in the Regional Museum of Modern Art (Muram) until 10 January.

The exhibition, curated by Professor Germain Ramallo, exposes for the first time all the works that the sculptor of the hamlet of Aljucer Murcia, Juan Gonzalez Moreno, selflessly ceded in 1996 to the Community and which were deposited later, by will and testament at the Museum of Fine Arts of Murcia.

This shows "is to do justice in the relationship between the city of Cartagena and Gonzalez Moreno", while, Cruz recalled, "last year celebrated the centennial of his birth with a major exhibition in the city of Murcia and was outstanding the celebration that was his other big city: Cartagena. "

Thus, the exhibition is to enrich the previous meeting in the exhibition hall of St. Stephen and the Museum of Fine Arts of Murcia, to the extent that "what you see here is the legacy that the artist donated to the city of Murcia, a legacy which by its nature is to complete what we saw in the city of Murcia last year, an exhibition mainly focused on religious work and very little abundant secular works, unlike the you can see the Muram, focusing on that path by the profane. "

The exhibition is up 56 sculptures, 43 drawings and 30 paintings from his personal collection, composed of works by outputs from the hands of friends and colleagues.

In addition, objects are exhibited sculptor's workshop.

Some of the works shown have been presented in several exhibitions anthologies, but most parts of the collection is unknown to the public and exposed for the first time.

The pieces are exhibited and arranged around large groups of argument that are present constantly throughout the entire production of González Moreno, as the female nude, with his sculptures of women Mediterranean, which expresses the heritage of Classical Antiquity and the tradition of Renaissance and Baroque allegories and maternity portraits children or adults, numerous sketches and studies for well-known public monuments of urban space, as the Cardinal Belluga, La Fama, Alfonso X El Sabio.

The show also includes an exhibition area dedicated to his workshop, which shows the tools, the workbench, some clay sketches and drawings as notes taken.

On the legacy also highlight the works of his acquaintances and colleagues, like the paintings of Juan Bonafe, Benjamín Palencia, Andres Conejo, Eduardo Vicente, and sculptures of his teacher and friend Clemente Cantos.

Source: CARM

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