There are currently three featured artists at the Institut Valencia d’Art Modern (IVAM) museum in addition to a number of artists in their permanent collection. Modern art is definitely a genre that we often find enjoyable but challenging to grasp, yet we both found pieces we could relate to – not the same pieces – but then that is art. Listed below are the artists we enjoyed and the particular pieces are displayed in the picture gallery.
Joan Miro, (b 1893, d 1983)
We wanted to be sure to visit the exhibit of Joan Miro (titled “Joan Miró , order and disorder”), a Spanish painter, sculptor and ceramicist, because we are familiar with his work. Unfortunately this particular exhibit included only a very small slice of his later work and none of his earlier that we are more familiar with. There are two other museums dedicated to his work elsewhere in Spain so maybe we can visit them.
Federico Guzmán (b 1964)
Federico Guzmán (b 1964) is a Spanish visual artist whose exhibit (“At the End of the World”) was interesting and colorful with intricate patterns and designs. We especially liked his retro style.
Julio Gonzalez (b 1876, d 1942)
Julio Gonzalez is a Spanish sculptor who used iron as his medium for his amazing pieces of modern sculpture. His exhibit (“The constellations of Julio González”) we also found quite pleasing.
Jose Maria Yturralde (b 1942) and Manolo Millares (b 1926, d 1972)
Artists whose pieces we liked and who are in the permanent collection of the Institut Valencia d’Art Modern (IVAM).
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