¿Who was really Ángeles Santos?

Gallery, 14 June, 2016


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