One of the major art events in Valencia in 2022 will be the IVAM exhibition “Pinazo and public space,” which will feature a retrospective of the work of one of Valencia’s most famous painters.
The exhibition “Pinazo and Public Space” debuted on December 2nd and is on display in the renovated La Muralla room until June 5th. There’s plenty of time to visit, but there’s also a lot to see. This is one of the largest exhibitions of Pinazo’s work to date, with 357 exhibits on display, including 70 paintings and 200 drawings.
The exhibition’s authors are painter Vincent Pla, curator, and designer Vicent Martinez, who was in charge of contextualising the exhibition’s chronological account. According to the Museum – “The intention of this new exhibition of Ignacio Pinazo’s work is to propose a new focus on the collection made up of paintings and drawings that were largely produced by the artist for his own use, and thus show less academicism in their style and poetics,” according to the museum.
Ignacio Pinazo Camarlench was a prominent late-nineteenth-century Spanish Impressionist painter. He was born in Valencia in 1849 and had to work as a silversmith, tile decorator, hatter, and fan painter from a young age. At the age of 21, he began his artistic apprenticeship. In 1874, he received a grant from the Valencia Provincial Council to relocate to Rome, where he completed some of his most famous works.
When he returned to his hometown, he abandoned historical themes in order to devote himself to popular life scenes, thus foreshadowing Sorolla both in theme and style, with a loose and cheerful brushstroke and dark tones inspired by Ribera and Ribalta. His works established him as one of the best artists of the late nineteenth century. In 1916, he died in Godella.
His family home in Godela became the Pinazo house-museum, one of Valencia’s most underappreciated attractions. This museum, like Benlliure House in El Carmen, houses Ignacio Pinazo’s work as well as that of his sons, José Pinazo Martnez (1879 – 1933), a painter, and Ignacio Pinazo Martnez (1883 – 1970), a sculptor.
The museum is free to enter until December 31st this year, and it will be free on Fridays from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturdays from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. next year. The museum is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., with the exception of Friday, when it is open until 9:00 p.m., and Monday, when it is closed.
More details about Pinazo and Public Space – IVAM
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