At Museo Nacional del Prado, Alberto Schommer’s exhibition “Masks” is held until September 14th. This Masks is the title of an extensive series of photographic portraits created in the 1980s by him, with depicting modern-day Spanish intellectuals.
Its roll-call of sitters includes writers of various generations (Francisco Ayala, Vicente Aleixandre, Rafael Alberti, Camilo José Cela, Gabriel Celaya and Juan Benet), philosophers and historians (José Luis Aranguren and Julio Caro Baroja) and key figures from the world of the visual arts, film and music (Antonio Saura, Eduardo Chillida, Juana Mordó, Julio López, José Hernández and Antonio López).
Masks, which pays tribute to this remarkable group of Spanish intellectuals, is now displayed at the Museo del Prado in a unique context, juxtaposed with a selection of portraits from the Museum’s collection painted by sixteenth- to early twentieth-century Spanish artists. As images of Spanish writers and artists, they reflect the same iconographical criterion and make use of similar compositional models.
Alberto Schommer “Masks”
Date: July 22nd – September 14th, 2014
Opening hours: 10:00-20:00 (till 19:00 on Sunday and holidays)
Place: Museo Nacional del Prado (Room C of the Jerónimos Building)
Address: Paseo del Prado, 28014 Madrid
Admission: General 14 euro
Tel: +34 91 330 2800
Text: Aya Shomura