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Abstraction vs. Realism in Palma

CaixaForum hosts Miradas cruzadas: abstracción y realismo (Perspectives: abstraction and realism) from today until the 5th of January 2013, an exhibition that compares the concepts of realism and abstraction in different periods of the second half of the twentieth century through painting, sculpture and photography. This exhibition includes collections of Fundación "la Caixa" and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona (MACBA).

In the context of postwar's existentialism during the decades of the fifties and sixties prevailed a current of abstract painting whose greatest exponents were Antoni Tapies, Jean Dubuffet, Manolo Millares or Antonio Saura, which contrasts with the realistic and committed photography by artists like Xavier Miserachs. During the eighties and nineties painting, sculpture and photography evolved from the hand of artists such as Thomas Ruff, Jean Marc Bustamante, Thomas Struth, Anselm Kiefer and Miquel Barceló. This is reflected in the exhibition Perspectives: abstraction and realism, through a selection of works by essential artists.

© Photo: Andreas Gursky, Theben, West, 1978.
Contemporary Art Collection of "la Caixa" Foundation

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