LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, LET THE SHOW BEGIN. GEORGES MÉLIÈS AND FILM OF THE 1900s
Paseo marítimo de Estepona
From 5 September to 2 October 2018
Continuing with the tradition of holding exhibitions related to the world of cinema, "la Caixa" Foundation presents a journey back in time to the years that saw the birth of the seventh art, via a visionary artist: Georges Méliès.
Méliès revolutionised cinema: he built the very first film studio and promoted the production and distribution of films. He also worked as an actor and wrote and directed his own films. Thanks to all this, today he's considered to be the creator of cinematography.
Georges Méliès was a precursor. Great plots, editing techniques and coloured films are the origin of one of the most popular and profitable genres in the history of the seventh art: fantasy films. Méliès' films convey vitality, creativity, illusion, fantasy and a sense of humour, and prove that anything is possible in the cinema.
Exhibition produced with the participation of La Cinémathèque Française.
Further information about the exhibition "Ladies and gentlemen, let the show begin. Georges Méliès and film of the 1900s"
Materials of interest
Leaflet from the exhibition "Ladies and gentlemen, let the show begin. Georges Méliès and film of the 1900s" (PDF, 1,66 MB) (in Spanish only)
ROMANORUM VITA. A HISTORY OF ROME
Paseo Marítimo Rey de España (esquina c. General Rodrigo)
From 27 July to 10 September 2018
For years now archaeologists and historians have paid particular attention to reconstructing the every lives of ancient peoples. Archaeological finds and literary texts provide us with quite an accurate view of how cities were organised and what the people living there were like. However, even in the best preserved Roman cities, such as Pompey, it's difficult to image the life in the streets: the businesses, smells, forms of expression and popular religious customs: everything known about the great scenarios of the Senate, Forum, theatres and circuses.
Travelling in time, getting to know how men and women lived in other eras, taking part in their activities and rituals. We love the grandeur and opulence of life in the Roman Empire and are moved by the tiny details that bring them closer to our own time and make us feel we've inherited a culture dating back thousands of years. The Roman Empire has been one of the favourite destinations for this kind of journey, a fascinating period that has inspired novels, films and TV series.
Romanorum Vita is an exhibition to raise awareness of history, designed for all kinds of audiences. It invites us to stroll around a Roman city, on any given day, just before Pompey was destroyed in 79 BC, at the height of the Roman Empire. And discovering that the Romans are not so different from ourselves…
Information available in Braille and with audio description
Further information about the exhibition "Romanorum Vita. A history of Rome"
Blog of the exhibition "Romanorum Vita. A history of Rome"
Materials of interest:
Teacher's Corner. Guide for teachers (PDF, 5,2 MB) (in Spanish only)
PICASSO, GUERNICA'S TRAVELS
From 9 November to 8 December 2018
Picasso's Guernica is one of the most famous and widely reproduced, admired and reinterpreted works in the history of art, and an icon of the 20th century.
Originally created for the Paris Exhibition of 1937 as propaganda for the Second Spanish Republic, the painting was later used to support refugees from the Civil War. After the Second World War it was deposited at the MoMA and became a symbol of modern art.
Guernica has travelled far and wide: from Paris to New York, from São Paulo to Stockholm, from London to Milan, from Munich to Madrid, as well as many other cities in Europe and America. It has also become a symbol for a host of civil protests and unrest: from the Vietnam War in the 1960s to the war in Syria and the refugee crisis.
The impact of Picasso's work, and in particular Guernica, challenges the memory and visual imagery of our time and is still entirely valid today.
Further information about the exhibition "Picasso, Guernica's travels"
Materials of interest
Leaflet from the exhibition "Picasso, Guernica's travels" (PDF, 980 KB) (in Spanish only)