Welcome words by Ambassador of Spain in Vienna, Cristina FRAILE JIMENEZ DE MUNANA
A collaboration with the Embassy of Spain in Vienna
Using gigapixel technology, we analyze two important works from the Museo Reina Sofía collection: Woman in Blue (1901) by Pablo Picasso and A World (1929) by Ángeles Santos. There is also a video/presentation that studies the cultural context in which these two young artists under twenty years of age produced these masterpieces and the subsequent fortune of their authors, whose trajectories could not be more disparate and in which gender issues played a fundamental role.
Born in Spain in 1881, Pablo Picasso’s artistic genius had a huge impact on the development of modern and contemporary art. Throughout his life, with every new period of artistic experimentation, he revolutionized the art world and produced over 20,000 paintings, drawings, prints, ceramics, sculptures and poems.
Ángeles Santos Torroella (1911–2013) became an artist at an early age, painting her radical masterpieces when she was only 18 years old. She later suffered an artistic crisis and her style changed radically to adopt a much more pleasant, sweet and traditional visual language.
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Curator of painting and drawing until 1939: Raúl Martínez Arranz
Head of Digital Projects: Olga Sevillano Pintado
Acknowledgements: Mabel Tapia, Alicia Pinteño, Belén Benito
Olga Sevillano Pintado (ES)
Olga Sevillano Pintado holds a degree in Art History from the Autonomous University of Madrid, a diploma in Art Criticism from the Claves del Arte Foundation and an MA in Curatorship and Cultural Practices in Art and New Media from MECAD/ESDI and the Ramón Llull University of Barcelona. She has managed and coordinated numerous art and new technology events.
Since 2011 she has been in charge of the Museo Reina Sofía’s Digital Projects: coordinating, managing and developing the Museo’s website www.museoreinasofia.es/en, RSS radio station radio.museoreinasofia.es/en, and the web page guernica.museoreinasofia.es/en, the 2018 winner of the international Webby Award for best Cultural Institution site. Furthermore, since 2012 she has given talks and conducted workshops related to museums and their role in the digital world.
Raúl Martínez Arranz (ES)
Raúl Martínez Arranz holds a degree in Art History from the Autonomous University of Madrid, an MA in Contemporary Art History and Visual Culture from the Autonomous University of Madrid, Complutense University and the Museo Reina Sofía and an MA in Museum Studies from the New York University thanks to a Fulbright Scholarship.
He has been a curator since 2006, first at Patrimonio Nacional and currently at the Museo Reina Sofía where he oversees the collection of paintings and drawings until 1939. He has also contributed to several publications on different aspects of the History of Art.