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Special Exhibition


Julio González 《Daphné[Daphne]》c.1937
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Julio González Retrospective: Master of Iron Sculpture

November 28, 2015 – January 31, 2016

Julio González (1876-1942) is often remembered as the man who taught Picasso how to make iron sculpture. Born in Barcelona, González moved to Paris in 1900 to explore painting and crafts, and in the late 1920s, as he was beyond 50, he developed a unique form of iron sculpture using welding. The allure of his work lies in the unconstrained air of his abstract forms and its subtle humor. This exhibition, featuring a careful selection of approximately 94 works from throughout González’s career, including sculptures, drawings, and metalwork, marks the artist’s first full-fledged retrospective in Japan.

Dates:November 28, 2015(Saturday) - January 31, 2016(Sunday).
Closed:Mondays(except January 11), December 28 - January 4, January 12.
Hours:10:00A.M. - 6:00P.M.(Last entry 30 minutes before closing time.)
Place:Setagaya Art Museum, 1st floor exhibition rooms
Admission:Adults 1,000yen, Seniors(over 65) 800yen, University and high school students 800yen, Junior high and elementary school students 500yen
Organized by:Setagaya Art Museum(Setagaya Arts Foundation), The Yomiuri Shimbun, The Japan Association of Art Museums
Patronized by:Embassy of Spain in Japan, Setagaya City, Setagaya City Board of Education
Supported by:Japan Airlines
With the sponsorship of:Lion Corporation, Shimizu Corporation, Dai Nippon Printing Co.,Ltd., Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc., Nippon Television Network Corporation
Granted by:Japan Center for Local Community
Planning Coordination by:Spatial Design & Art


《Fleur(Chrysanthème) [Flower(Chrysanthemum)]》 c.1890-1900
©IVAM, Institut Valencià d'Art Modern

《Nu debout tête penchée [Standing Nude with Bowed Head]》 c.1910, Private collection

《Masque acéré [Acerated Mask]》 c.1929-30
©IVAM, Institut Valencià d'Art Modern

《Tête au miroir [Head in Front of the Mirror]》 c.1934
©IVAM, Institut Valencià d'Art Modern

《Tête petite, Monthyon [Small Head, Monthyon]》 c.1934-36, Private collection

《Main droite levée n°1 [Raised Right Hand no.1]》 c.1942
©IVAM, Institut Valencià d'Art Modern

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