21 January 2018 - 14:30 till 15:30 / Free



Laura Stamps, curator of González, Picasso and Friends, will give a lecture on Sunday 21 January 2018. The lecture has been organised in collaboration with the Embassy of Spain in The Hague and Instituto Cervantes.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the lecture will not now be given by Tomás Llorens, as previously announced.

Julio González (1876-1942) was born in Barcelona, but spent most of his artistic career in Paris. He grew up in his father’s goldsmithing workshop, amid the artistic influences of Modernist Catalonia. Around the turn of the century González emigrated to Paris, where he came to his true calling somewhat late in life, and exchanged goldsmithing, painting and drawing for sculpting in iron. By the late 1930s he had created a highly original and expressive body of work that made him one of the most important artists of the twentieth century. Despite that fact that his work displayed some aspects of Cubism and Abstract Surrealism, Julio González wanted absolutely no association with these contemporary artistic movements. He died at his home in a Paris suburb during the German occupation. Shortly after the war González was acknowledged as one of the most influential artists of the Modernist period and a pioneer of metal sculpture, a craft that did not really develop until the 1950s and 60s in Europe and the United States.

Click here to register for the lecture. Limited places available.


Date: Sunday 21 January 2018-01-12
Time: 14:30 - 15:30
Location: Lecture hall (aula)
Language: Dutch
Fee: free of charge with an entry ticket for the museum
Speaker: Laura Stamps, curator of González, Picasso and Friends

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