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Exhibition

Renau and the Second Republic

Library room

opening date

11 April 2017

closing date

16 July 2017

Exhibition

  • Planta -1
  • Planta B
  • Planta 1
  • Planta 2
  • Planta 3

In April 1931 the Second Spanish Republic was proclaimed, Josep Renau (1907-1981) is a young artist who started in the graphic arts in Valencia, his hometown. During the first decade years, he overcomes his initial Decó stylistic influence and begins a new stage in which he strengthens his socio-political commitment, and makes interesting posters and books and magazines covers until, becoming a committed artist coinciding with the war outbreak.

This exhibition reviews documents, photographs, books, manuscripts and magazines… a few years between convulsions both in Spanish politics and in the artistic life, from being a politically active designer, with clear avant-garde language, to be appointed General Director of Fine Arts of the Public Instruction and Fine Arts Ministry in 1936, which leads him to make important decisions for the future of our country artistic and cultural heritage. His intense political life will coexist with his artistic facet, somewhat separated in this period as he pointed out.

Renau and the Second Republic

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