Imagine Gustave Courbet’s materialism joined to Max Beckmann’s aggressive color, with a dash of Caspar David Friedrich’s visionary panoramas thrown in.
In a joint project, Museo del Prado and the World Wildlife Fund altered four masterpieces from the Prado’s collection to warn about the rising sea levels, the extinction of species, extreme droughts, and climate refugees.
At a time when women were seen as incapable of serious creative or intellectual activity, Sofonisba Anguissola and Lavinia Fontana gained international renown for their exceptional bodies of work.
Frente a Frente at Madrid’s Museo Nacional de Antropología reveals the fundamental ways in which, eight decades on, Spain still has yet to reckon with the conflict that once tore it apart.
The American researcher Jo Farb Hernández has led the charge to preserve fast-deteriorating, self-taught artists’ environments — before they’re gone.
Having 40 years of Holzer’s work in one place means it’s possible to trace lines of activity that are subtler and more poetic than the broad strokes she’s most known for.
Abbott aimed her lens at so many 20th-century subjects that her photographs challenge us to rethink modernity itself.
Maps drawn by Indigenous artists at the behest of the Spanish in the 16th century illustrate the amalgamation of visual traditions during the early years of contact between Indigenous groups and colonizers.
Ceesepe’s retrospective at La Casa Encendida explores how the artist’s underground comics offer an alternative view of Spanish life under and after the dictatorship led by Francisco Franco.
An exhibition at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum demonstrates that though it would seem impossible to replicate El Greco’s gleaming fabrics in real life, Balenciaga manages to do just that.
Whitney’s paintings at this point seem to embody the transitory.
As the polarization over Catalan independence deepens in Spain, two recent exhibitions at the Antoni Tàpies Foundation underscore how art and soft power are more relevant than ever before.