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The Meam exhibits the work of the Italian artist Roberto Ferri, the "Modern Caravaggio"
The MEAM exhibits the work of the Italian artist Roberto Ferri, the "Modern Caravaggio" The European Museum of Modern Art (Meam) dedicates an exhibition to the Italian artist Roberto Ferri, the "Modern Caravaggio", which was inaugurated this Friday and can be seen until October 3, it has informed in a statement.
Roberto Ferri, considered the "modern Caravaggio", lands in Barcelona
Considered the "Modern Caravaggio", the Italian painter Roberto Ferri lands for the first time in Spain with an exhibition of forty works, highly influenced by the Baroque and with surrealist touches, at the European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM) in Barcelona.
The artist, from whom the Vatican commissioned two portraits of Pope Francis, recalled, in an interview with Efe, that it all began when, when he was very young, he was fascinated by the illustrations that were in his grandfather's encyclopedia of some of the works by Caravaggio.
Born in 1978 in the town of Taranto, in southern Italy, he was self-taught in the beginning, until in 1999 he moved to Rome to deepen his research on ancient painting, from the beginning of the 16th century to the end of the 19th century. , although today he has asserted that another of his influences is Salvador Dalí.
He also has not ignored that he has marked the painting of Romanticism, Academicism, especially David, Ingres or Girodet, and Symbolism.
In his studio on the outskirts of Rome, he uses traditional pigments and continues with the old techniques of creating colors as in the Baroque, being able to dedicate more than five years to the creation of his works, such as a "San Giovanni", which is exhibited in Barcelona and for which he was inspired by the paintings of the Sistine Chapel.
At the MEAM and until next October 3, a total of 46 works are exhibited, of which thirty are paintings and there are sixteen drawings, where the main characters, mostly, are heroic characters, some in full redemption, although angels also appear- vampires as symbols of impurity.
The artist explores the female and male nude with "dreamlike elements that address dreams, the profane, spirituality and mythology."
Ferri comments that one of his great canvases, "Resurrezione", finished it just before the coronavirus pandemic was declared. "But - he adds -, it could seem the opposite because with the work I represent the man in fight with the demons of his, at the same time I want to give him courage, something that we have needed a lot in recent times".
In addition to the human figure with perfect anatomy, the public who come to the MEAM will be able to discover that in these pictorial pieces there are other elements such as the olive trunks - very characteristic of their native land - as well as utensils and tools that refer to surgical instruments from ago a few centuries.
With work in private collections in Italy, Great Britain, the United States, Spain or Qatar, his work could also be seen in the controversial Italian pavilion at the 2011 Venice Biennale.
In addition, he has recounted how he made the two portraits that hang on the walls of the Vatican of Pope Francis.
Roberto Ferri pointed out, amused, that when the works were commissioned he asked to have the pontiff as a model, but they replied that that would not be possible and that he should capture the portraits of him from photographs.
On the one hand, he made a painting in which the Pope appears in full length and he made another that is a bust, which is on one wall of one of the rooms where meetings between Francis and the cardinals are held. "The painting is right above the chair occupied by the Pope, who liked both works," he specified.
Asked about the future, Ferri said that, as with all painters, it will "evolve" and adds: "But I will continue with this same style, because it is the one that represents and identifies me, with which I express myself best. I will not dedicate myself to the abstract. "
Regarding being considered the "Caravaggio of the XXI century", he has recognized that his point of reference is the Lombard, but has pointed out that it is not he who defines himself in these terms, "in any case - he jokes - it would be like a Caravaggio 2.0 ".
The MEAM exhibits the winning works in the modern portrait contest ModPortrait 2020
Exhibition of the finalist works of the VIII Edition of the ModPortrait 2020 Contest convened by the virtual gallery Artelibre, being the first international figurative painting contest exclusively dedicated to portraiture and one of the most prominent of contemporary figurative art in collaboration with the MEAM.
8 Marzo 2021
Next Monday, March 8, coinciding with International Women's Day, the MEAM will once again claim the importance of women in the world of contemporary art and culture, through the exhibition «Women Painting (All over the world)»
The show includes 87 works, between painting and drawing, by more than 78 women artists of various origins from 25 different nationalities, such as the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Spain, Norway, Italy, Ireland, Germany, France, Holland, Russia, Egypt, Mexico, Panama, Venezuela or Chile, among others.
An exhibition brings together the best contemporary figurative artists
On the occasion of International Women's Day, which is celebrated on March 8, the European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM) has brought together nearly 90 works by 78 female artists from around the world in the exhibition Women Painting (All over the World ). This is the museum's third thematic exhibition on the role of women in figurative art - previously they were Painting Today, International Women Painters (2019) and Mujeres Artistas Hoy (2018) -, and will remain open from March 8 until on May 2, 2021.
Next Monday, March 8, coinciding with International Women's Day, the European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM), which promotes and disseminates the figurative art of the 20th and 21st centuries, will once again vindicate the importance of women in the world of contemporary art and culture, through the exhibition 'Women Painting (All over the world) ”, available until May 2, 2021.
Under this leitmotiv, and on the occasion of International Women's Day, the European Museum of Modern Art organizes its third thematic exhibition on the role of women in figurative art, an exhibition with 87 works by more than 78 female artists of different origins from 25 different nationalities. Likewise, the MEAM wants to highlight the role of women in figurative art, historically dominated by male artists, and encourage future artists to develop their artistic careers.
Until March 3, you can visit the exhibition of the winning works in the international painting competition "Lohengrin", organized by the Wagner Club and the MEAM in collaboration with the Gran Teatre del Liceu.
On the occasion of the world premiere of a new production of Richard Wagner's opera Lohengrin, directed by his great-granddaughter Katharina Wagner, in April 2019 an international painting competition was held in which the theme of the works presented had to revolve around this composition that the musician from Leipzig wrote in 1848. At the beginning of 2020 the jury made the verdict public and declared four paintings ex aequo winners: DeAngel, with the work El embrujo de Ortrud and el Sueño de Elsa; Juan Gil, for Thought for the study of a square; Carlos Saura, with Lohengrin, and Mikel Olazábal, for Lohengrin and Elsa.
About sixty painters and sculptors gather around the myth of Eros in the first temporary exhibition of the European Museum of Modern Art after the confinement. A show around libido and desire that is expressed through the bodies, with works by Golucho, Lita Cabelludo, and many others. The exhibition proposal aims to present the concept of Eros not as an ideal of sexual reverie, but as something natural that awakens in the depths of each individual, regardless of their beauty, sex, or sexual characteristics.
The MEAM reopens with a temporary exhibition that explores the concept 'Eros'
The European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM) in Barcelona explores eroticism in art in the temporary exhibition "Eros, your body as an excuse", which brings together more than sixty pictorial and sculptural works by as many international artists.
The exhibition seeks to explore the concept 'Eros' as "expression of the libido of each human being, as something natural and independent of their beauty or sex condition," Miguel Ángel Mayo, known by his artistic nickname, explained this Wednesday at the presentation. Golucho, who has been in charge of organizing, selecting and presenting the works and artists of various nationalities.
The MEAM explores the concept of "Eros" with a sample of 60 works of painting and sculpture
The MEAM explores the concept of "Eros" with a sample of 60 works of painting and sculpture The MEAM explores the concept of "Eros" with a sample of 60 works of painting and sculpture The European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM) in Barcelona exhibits Starting this Thursday, a total of 60 works of painting and sculpture with which he seeks to explore "the concept of 'Eros' as a motif that emanates from the libido of every human being.
The MEAM presents next Thursday, October 15, at 7:30 p.m. the exhibition “Eros. Your body as an excuse ». The sample, made up of more than 60 works between painting and sculpture from more than 60 internationally recognized artists, seeks to explore the Eros concept as a motive that emanates from the libido of each human being, being something natural and independent of their condition of beauty or sex. Miguel Ángel Mayo, better known as Golucho, has been in charge of organizing, selecting and presenting the works and artists, among painters and sculptors, of various nationalities.
Next Tuesday, September 8, the MEAM reopens its doors at its usual hours. Visitors will be able to find the exhibition of the collection «Figurative Contemporary Art», with new unpublished works added to this permanent collection. The resumption of activities, adapting to compliance with all safety and prevention measures, entails a re-planning of the calendar of pending exhibitions that you can consult below.
Due to the total stoppage of activities and the closure of the MEAM, the opening of the EROS exhibition, which was due to take place in the first week of April, will be postponed until the situation is clarified.
In principle, both the exhibition and all the activities planned around it, still stand, but will be postponed for as long as necessary. We understand that a reasonable period would be June of this year.
We will keep you informed when the reopening of the MEAM and the restart of its activities are authorized.
13 Marzo 2020
As a result of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, since last Saturday, March 13, following the Government's guidelines, we had all face-to-face activities suspended until a new date, in which the situation will be evaluated again and you will be notified of any change.
Although the MEAM facilities will be closed, the administrative staff of our foundation will continue to provide services via email.
25 Febbraio 2020
Lohengrin competition results
The Wagner Club and the MEAM bring together the jury of the new painting competition on the theme of the opera Lohengrin, DE Richard Wagner. a collaboration with the Gran Teatre del Liceu and Katharina Wagner, great-granddaughter of the composer. The jury's decision includes four ex aequo winners
DeAngel, for his work 'The spell of Ostrud and Elsa's dream'
Juan Gil, for his work 'Thought for the study of a square'
Carlos Saura, for his work 'Lohengrin'
Mikel Olazábal, for his work 'Lohengrin and Elsa'
The winners will exhibit at the Gran Teatro del Liceu in Barcelona, ??at the Wahnfried House in Bayreuth during the 2020 Summer Festivals and finally at the Leipzig Opera House. Among those selected are 17 pre-selected artists and 23 whose works can be seen in the exhibition at the MEAM scheduled for May 2020 and in the official catalog of the exhibition.
In this way the MEAM introduces figurative art in the most important redoubt in the world of opera and in the most prestigious festival in Europe.
Jury meeting week of the Lohengrin painting competition
This week the deliberative process of the Richard Wagner opera painting contest is taking place. The jury is composed of Katharina Wagner, great-granddaughter of the composer, Christina Scheppelmann, artistic director of the Seattle Opera, Dr. Lourdes Jiménez, curator of Wagnerian iconography in Europe, Dr. Sven Friedrich, director of Wahnfried Haus, Victor García Gomar, director of the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Manel Bertrán, director of the Wagner Club, José Enrique González and Jose Manuel Infiesta of the Arts and Artists Foundation. The results will be published shortly.
Exhibition of works by Spanish artist Pedro del Toro. The artist has been one of the ex aequo winners of the prestigious International Painting and Sculpture Contest Figurativas, which the Arts & Artists Foundation convenes bianually.