As part of the Women’s Views Biennial 2016, galería SENDA has organized a talk focused on life and work of Spanish artist Ángeles Santos Torroellla.
The WVB-2016 it is an event that brings together different initiatives to show the creative activity of women and their large demonstrations in a national and international way. It’s taking place from March to December 2016, the Women’s Views Biennial will bring together initiatives that make women and gender issues a source for reflection, debate and creation.
Ángeles Santos Torroella is a painter that deserves an special place in the Spanish surrealist painting, born in Portbou in 1911, moves at sixteen years old to Valladolid where she takes painting classes and two years later created, whats it’s going to be his first major work, Un Mundo, large format oil that caused a sensation among the intellectual media of the time, particularly considering that the artist was a young woman living in the provinces, too far from the capital’s cultural scene to have come across any of the advances of the new art movements. Currently this work is exposed as a permanent work in the National Museum Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. In 1929 she has his first solo show at the Ateneo of Valladolid , since that she begins a long artistic career full of ups and downs that ends after his dead in 2013.
Talk: Life and work
Anna Capella, art historian, curator of expositions , ex director of the Museo del Empordà and current director of Museo of Mataró, author of the book Ángeles Santos, Between life and painting (2011).
Cristina Massanes, Journalist and writer , was curator of the exposition (Re)visions del món. 100 anys d’Ángeles Santos Torroella (2011).
Rosa Brugat, Visual art, Author of the video art Buenas noches, Inspired in the paint, El mundo de Mª Santos Torroella, the video will be displayed after the talk.
Date: 7 julio 2016
Time: 19 hrs