Crystals Deposited

Pablo Gargallo, "Masque d'homme", 1910-11 copper 11 cm (high)
Joan Rabascall, "Cosmonauta", 1966 collage and acrylic on canvas 97 x 162 cm
Luis Feito, "Composition", 1975 oil on canvas 130 x 196 cm
Antonio Saura, "Portrait de B. Bardot nº 5", 1959 oil on canvas 130 x 97,2 cm
André Masson, "La Reine-Marguerite", 1926 oil on canvas 46,2 x 33 cm
Manuel Ángeles Ortiz, "Paisaje nocturno, luna llena", 1977 oil on canvas 81 x 100 cm
Antoni Tàpies, "Past", 1950 watercolor on paper 45 x 65 cm
Joan Miró, "Village", 1915 oil on canvas on cardboard 16 x 22 cm © Successió Miró 2020
Roberto Matta, "Geyser de la mémoire", 1972-74 oil on canvas 204 x 218 cm
Baltasar Lobo, "Buste", 1967-68 marble 22 x 31 x 17 cm
Maurice Estève, "Nature morte devant la fenetre", 1942 oil on canvas 61 x 45 cm
Henry Moore, "Madonna and child studies", 1943 wax crayons, ink and charcoal on paper 19,1 x 17,5 cm
Moisès Villèlia, "Móvil. Serie tela de araña", 1990-91 wire and shellac 160 x 200 x 200 cm
Spring 2020. Confinement

Cristaux déposés après l’effervescent contact de l’esprit avec la réalité
(Pierre Reverdy)

This exhibition project is born with the simple desire to help us temporarily move away from the uncertainties that surround us these days. We will periodically add a piece to the ones already selected and we would like each of them to become a spark that could inspire us as well as help us understand ourselves as both an individual and a society. Let us be uplifted by these works, read them as a poem and bear in mind that they are true “crystals deposited after the effervescent contact of the spirit with reality”.

_Pablo Gargallo
(...) Regard
La victoire avant tout sera
De bien voir au loin
De tout voir
De près
Et que tout ait un nom nouveau.
(Guillaume Apollinaire, 'La victoire', 1918)

_Joan Rabascall
Time present and time past
Are both perhaps present in time future,
And time future contained in time past.
If all time is eternally present
All time is unredeemable.
What might have been is an abstraction
Remaining a perpetual possibility
Only in a world of speculation.
What might have been and what has been
Point to one end, which is always present.
(T. S. Eliot, ‘Burnt Norton’, 1936)

_Luis Feito
Todo pasa

Es una rueda este mundo,
donde la noche al día releva,
la desventura a la suerte,
la alegría a la tristeza.
Apuntala al bien el mal,
al temperamento lo serena,
como en la boca de un pozo
baja y sube el cubo,
el lleno delante el vacío,
el vacío delante el lleno.
(Jacint Verdaguer, 'Todo pasa', 1898)

_Antonio Saura
"Art is not a submission but a conquest"
(André Malraux)

_André Masson
Choose life choose life venerable Childhood
The ribbon coming out of a fakir
Resembles the playground slide of the world
Though the sun is only a shipwreck
Insofar as a woman's body resembles it
You dream contemplating the whole length of its trajectory
Or only while closing your eyes on the adorable storm named your hand
Choose life
(André Breton, ‘Choose Life’, 1923)

_Manuel Ángeles Ortiz
"Listen, my son: the silence.
It's a rolling silence,
a silence
where valleys and echoes slip,
and it bends foreheads
down towards the ground."
(Federico García Lorca, 'Silence', 1921-22)

_Antoni Tàpies
"When most I wink, then do mine eyes best see,
For all the day they view things unrespected;
But when I sleep, in dreams they look on thee,
And darkly bright, are bright in dark directed.
All days are nights to see till I see thee,
And nights bright days when dreams do show thee me."
(William Shakespeare, 'Sonnet XLIII', 1609)

_Joan Miró
"All events are linked in the best of all possible worlds; (...) - That is very well said, replied Candide, but we must cultivate our garden."
(Voltaire, "Candide, or Optimism", 1759)
Image: © Successió Miró 2020

 _Roberto Matta
Nada es mezquino
ni hora alguna es ingrata
ni es oscura la suerte de la noche.
(Joan Salvat-Papasseit, 1923)

 _Baltasar Lobo
Si vivir es bueno, 
es mejor soñar,
y mejor que todo,
madre, despertar.
(Antonio Machado, 1919)

 _Maurice Estève
La nuit n’est jamais complète.
Il y a toujours puisque je le dis,
Puisque je l’affirme,
Au bout du chagrin,
une fenêtre ouverte,
une fenêtre éclairée.
Il y a toujours un rêve qui veille,
désir à combler,
faim à satisfaire,
un cœur généreux,
une main tendue,
une main ouverte,
des yeux attentifs,
une vie: la vie à se partager.
(Paul Éluard)

 _Henry Moore
To be an artist is to believe in life
(Henry Moore)

_Moisès Villèlia
Trust in time, as it often offers a sweet way out to many bitter difficulties.
(Miguel de Cervantes)