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Culture news, 16.10.2003 14:41

The Hermitage exhibition of the works of Eduardo Chillida has opened

The Hermitage exhibition of the works of Eduardo Chillida has opened The exhibition of the works of Eduardo Chillida has been opened in the Foyer of the Hermitage Theater. The exhibition has been organized by the State Hermitage Museum jointly with the Embassy of Spain in Russia, acting on behalf of the Spanish Ministry of Culture, and the Museo Chillida-Leku.

The Hermitage exhibition is the first display in Russia of the works of Eduardo Chillida (1924-2002), the prominent Spanish sculptor and graphic artist of the 20th century. The retrospective show includes over 30 works spanning the period from 1954 to 1997. These are sculptures made from steel and terra-cotta, drawings which the master himself called "gravitations", and books. What they have in common is music, which had a vital importance for the outstanding Spanish sculptor.

The Spanish organizers have issued a catalogue of the exhibition. The exhibition idea was proposed by the artistís son Ignacio Chillida and the Spanish curator Marisa Oropesa. The Russian curator is D.Yu. Ozerkov of the Hermitage Department of West European Art, which has prepared the show.

News source: www.hermitage.ru

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