Not only was the Spanish Civil War a dramatic event, it was also the catalyst for diverse artistic strategies and attitudes. This guided visit spotlights how this circumstance would influence the cultural scene that existed before the outbreak of war, upholding its sphere of influence throughout this period and once the conflict had ended.
Included among the different works that form the basis of this guided tour’s discourse, those that were assembled in the Pavilion of the Spanish Republic for the Universal Exhibition in Paris, held in 1937, stand out; for instance, Pablo Picasso’s Guernica, or Alexander Calder’s Mercury Fountain. Cultural volunteers lead school groups around the exhibition rooms that contextualise this period in a guided visit that takes place in Collection 1 of the Museo.
Aimed at: 14-16 year-olds in Secondary Education and Sixth Form Pupils
Date: 14 October 2013 - 13 June 2014
Days: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Time: daily time slots at 10.15, 10.45 and 11.15 a.m. and Monday and Wednesday at 5 p.m.
Meeting point: Sabatini Building, Floor 1, Education Desk
Capacity: two groups/classes per centre, per day (maximum 50 people). During the 10.45 time slot a maximum of 25 people).
Length: one hour and thirty minutes
Registration date: from 17 September 2013 onwards
Resources: informative material is available for teachers, to be requested beforehand
Further information: Tel: +34 91 774 10 00, Ext. 2098 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Artworks of the visit
Femme assise I (Seated Woman I)1935 (circa)
Madrid 1937 (Aviones negros) (Madrid 1937 [Black Aeroplanes])1937
Mercury Fountain (maquette)1937-1943
Maruja Mallo (Ana María Gómez González)
Canto de las espigas (Song of the Spikes)1939 (The year 1929 inscribed on the canvas and modified by the artist)
Pablo Picasso (Pablo Ruiz Picasso)
Monument aux espagnols morts pour la France (Monument to the Spaniards Who Died for...1946-1947
Grand prophète (Great Prophet)1933