Culture

Polanski: a life of fiction
Screen

Polanski: a life of fiction

Noel Hernádez Everyone will know about Roman Polanski’s situation by now. The French- Polish film maker who, since the 26th of October is being held prisoner at a Swiss jail, awaiting his extradition to the United states where he will have to answer to the case made against him of […]

Exquisite Bodies
Visual Arts

Exquisite Bodies

Noel Hernández Wax figures were widely used in Europe since the 17th century in Faculties of Medicine. The use of wax figures, unlike corpses which used to deteriorate quickly, provided the best means of collecting and distributing knowledge about everything related to the human anatomy. These pieces of work could […]

The Sacred Made Real
Visual Arts

The Sacred Made Real

This exhibition explores Chrisitan art during the golden Spanish age created “to shock the senses and stir the soul” and also provides the opportunity to admire the polychrome paintings and sculptures from some of the best artists of 17th century Spain, being able to assess the connections/links between them and […]

Picasso’s Mediterranean Years
Visual Arts

Picasso’s Mediterranean Years

Among the various eras of  Pablo Picasso’s extensive and varied works, the years after Second World War gave rise to some of his most daring paintings.  It was during this time that he revolutionized sculpture and ceramics and pushed printing and other graphical techniques to their limits.  A generous collection […]

Collection: Popova and constructivism
Visual Arts

Collection: Popova and constructivism

Before the Soviet Union adopted socialist realism as its only valid and authorized style, (one which promoted ‘heroic realism’ in order to glorify the image of the peasant worker through exaggerated figurative painting and sculpture), there was a window open for new style: Constructivism.  A period of experimentation emerged after […]