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Exhibition of Rare Spanish Drawings to Open at the J. Paul Getty Museum

Includes many recent acquisitions never before exhibited
Exhibition dates: September 14-November 28, 1999
Exhibition location: East Pavilion

August 4, 1999

Los Angeles, CA--From September 14 through November 28, the J. Paul Getty Museum will present Juanes to Goya: Spanish Drawings 1560-1825, a rare look at the variety and vibrancy of Spanish draftsmanship. Spanning over 250 years, the exhibition includes drawings by Francisco de Goya and numerous recent acquisitions, most of which have never been exhibited before. Among the highlights are Saint John the Evangelist and an Angel by El Greco as well as works by Juan de Juanes, Jusepe de Ribera, and Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, one of Seville’s most influential artists in the 1600s.

The installation’s 29 drawings are grouped geographically to illustrate how Spanish artists responded to various foreign influences and incorporated them to produce distinctive regional styles. With representative works from the major artistic centers of Madrid, Seville, and Valencia, Juanes to Goya: Spanish Drawings 1560-1825 also provides fascinating links with other Spanish works on view in the galleries, including paintings by Goya and the sculpture Saint Ginés de la Jara by Luisa Roldán.

Mark McDonald, curator of the exhibition for the Department of Drawings, comments, "Examples of Spanish draftsmanship are relatively rare-one reason being that academies of art in Spain were less likely to save drawings than were other European schools. This exhibition was developed to highlight an uncommon collection while revealing the breadth of functions and styles unique to Spanish works."


Adam and Laila del Monte: Flamenco Fusion
Friday, October 29, 8 p.m.
Harold M. Williams Auditorium
Proclaimed by Spain’s leading musicians and critics alike as possessing a virtuosity rare for the instrument, guitarist Adam del Monte is joined by his wife, dancer Laila del Monte, and other performers for an inspired night of flamenco music and dance.

Tickets ($18) available through Tickets LA: 323-665-TKTS, ext. 9. Parking at the Getty Center is $5. Juanes to Goya: Spanish Drawings 1560-1825 will be open for viewing until 9 p.m. on the evening of the performance.

Goya in Context: Leader, Follower, or Lone Ranger?

Dr. Selma Holo, Director, Fisher Gallery and Museum Studies, University of Southern California
Thursday, October 7, 7 p.m.
Harold M. Williams Auditorium
Free; call 310-440-7300 for reservations.

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