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Barcelona is a Computer Game

Barcelona is a Computer Game

When Barcelona had no share in the computer games industry, it suddenly often appeared as the setting for one. Now that it has become the unarguable capital of said industry, the computer games no longer appear. Does anyone know what is going on?

When Dalí made up with his Father

When Dalí made up with his Father

An excerpt from the unpublished diaries of Rafael Santos Torroella reveals, through Anna Maria Dalí, what Salvador Dalí’s reconciliation with his father was like, having been expelled by the family for his relationship with Gala and the surrealist ‘sect’.

Three Impertinent Young Girls

Three Impertinent Young Girls

Now that the Facebook robot censors have put into practice the implacable and efficient, white and starched, orders of Silicon Valley puritanism, it brings to mind an interesting and strange controversy which took place in Barcelona at the height of the Primo de Rivera dictatorship.

Commissioned Portraits (2)

Commissioned Portraits (2)

As the twentieth century progressed, the portrait became increasingly sidelined when not directly condemned.

Commissioned Portraits (1)

Commissioned Portraits (1)

Recently there has been some controversy about the portrait of the King of Spain by the portrait painter Hernán Cortés Moreno, specialist in this type of work.

Surcharges in Olot

Surcharges in Olot

Political art has a very bad press, when what should really have a bad name is art which says nothing.

Game over. Insert coin

Game over. Insert coin

“Sobrecàrregues” is an initiative of the Assembly of Artists of La Garrotxa. Every month the Assembly invites an artist to hand on the façade of Olot Town Hall a life-sized interpretation of “The Charge” (1902) – the best-known work by Ramon Casas.

Colonizing New Art Spaces

Colonizing New Art Spaces

Jordi Abelló’s research to find new formats and places to share his pictorial and audiovisual creation leaves no stone unturned.

Bibliophilia and Process

Bibliophilia and Process

Last Thursday in Barcelona there was an extraordinary auction of antiquarian books and manuscripts. The organisers Soler y Llach, are a reference in this kind of sale. Most of the lots were sold.

Eppur si muove!

Eppur si muove!

It is not easy to gain access to kinetic art from the world of screens and digital media. Accustomed to the paradigm of constant and liquid movement, kinetic art pieces and their commitment to the study of movement have something of an old-fashioned method, a mechanical process and a touch of magic. It is almost as if we are talking of another age.

“Vitriol” versus “Tàpies protector”

“Vitriol” versus “Tàpies protector”

A work rescued from the past, a sarcastic portrait of Antoni Tàpies, opens up the stark debate between formalism and realism, between ethics and the desire for the powers of art.

The Real Cathedral of the Sea

The Real Cathedral of the Sea

The Cathedral of the Sea is the secret of the classical tradition, and the offspring of the entrepreneurial spirit which was the enlightenment of modernity.