ART - On Now:
* Joan Miro Fundacion in Barcelona - The Exhibition (Surrealism in Britain) includes Lee Miller's photographs and drawings, paintings, and sculptures from some of the main surrealist artists such as: Max Ernst, Man Ray, Roland Penrose, Francis Picabia, Salvador Dalí, Joan Miró, & Pablo Picasso.
* Fundacion MAPFRE - Exhibition (Painting in Question) in Barcelona - 'offers an analysis of the interlinked stories' of Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973) and Francis Picabia (1879 - 1953).
'Velazquez and the Golden Age' Exhibition at Barcelona's Caixa Forum Museum. It closes in March 2019.
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* The current exhibition at the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery in Swansea brings together the relationships and dialogues between poetry and art. Throughout his life, Dylan Thomas sought opportunities to work with others and thrived in the artistic community of Swansea at the Kardomah Café in the 1930's - with poets, painters, and musicians including Vernon Watkins, Alfred Janes and Dan Jones.
* National Museum in Cardiff - Art Exhibition - John Kyffin Williams (1918 - 2006), arguably Wales' most popular and prolific landscape painter of the twentieth century. Born in Llangefni, Williams' career spanned more than sixty years. His personal, distinctive style focused on the rural landscape of Snowdonia, its cottages and hill farmers. Williams had a long history with the Museum, both as an artist, and as a member of its art committee for many years from the early 1960s. This display explores that relationship through artwork and archival material.
To mark the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci's death the National Museum of Wales will be displaying twelve of his greatest drawings. They are from the Royal Collection which contains the world's finest collection of Leonardo's works. (1 February-6 May 2019)
Charlotte Salomon was a German Jewish artist behind hundreds of paintings; she also died when she was 26 years old in Auschwitz, at the hands of the Nazis.
And now, a new exhibit brings some of her most famous pieces to Barcelona for the first time.
Here, over 200 paintings from her greatest work are gathered at the Monestir de Pedralbes in an exhibit of the same name, called 'Life? Or Theater?'
Cedric Morris (1889 - 1982) - Swansea born Artist who taught Lucian Freud and was arrested in Barcelona (1923) on suspicion of being a communist - the absurdity of which is reflected in his painting 'A Political Extremist'. His life long partner was Arthur Lett - Haines with whom he travelled extensively. In 1935 Morris worked with Augustus John (1878 - 1961) and helped set up the Contemporary Arts Society for Wales.