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Chillida

Eduardo Chillida (San Sebastián, 1924-ibid, 2002) was a well-known for his sculptures made of iron and concrete artist.

 

Mayoral exhibited a Chillida Solo Show in 2015 with the collaboration of the Fundación Eduardo Chillida-Pilar Belzunce presenting an accurate selection of drawings, sculptures, graphic works by the artist and the film "El arte y los sueños" at the gallery.

 

Chillida was a meticulous perfectionist who wanted to overcome the toughest challenges. Luis Chillida, the artist's son, explains: "My father stopped drawing with the right hand, because it was too easy, and then began to draw with his left hand, because so much had to think what drew and I do thoroughly, it was not the hand that drew one, but it was her who guided her head. "

 

In 1948 Chillida moved to the city of Paris to learn the art movements of the French capital and immerse yourself in the world of sculpture. During that time he was associated with various artists, including Pablo Picasso and Eusebio Sempere, who was a great admirer counted. 

It was precisely on his return from Paris in 1951, when Eduardo Chillida created his first abstract sculpture in the town of Hernani. The titled "Ilarik" which means "funeral wake". This work made of iron, his favorite material, is very significant because it was the first step towards true artistic practice. Thus, their sense of belonging to the Basque Country, of universal value, mark his work forever.

 

Chillida became a renowned artist, his work is in the most prominent museums, and received awards worldwide. 

 

A large part of the artistic production of Eduardo Chillida is constituted by monumental works for public spaces, such as the more than 40 sculptures that are scattered in different cities. In Barcelona there are three monuments, which are the praise of the water, in the Parc de la Creueta, the mural of the Plaça dels Angels, and Topos V, in the Plaça del Rei. The first one, praise the water, made on the occasion of the Olympic Games in 1992. The main objective of this work was to create meeting places, spaces for dialogue and coexistence, and address key issues, such as defense human rights. For the Basque artist, public works were spaces to be lived.

 

During the last years of his life Chillida created the Chillida-Leku Museum, opened in 2000 in the village of Zabalaga, in the town of Hernani.

 
Hierros de temblor III

Artist:

Chillida

Title:

Hierros de temblor III

Year:

1957

Technique:

Bronze

Sizes:

27 x 72 x 41 cm

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Picture courtesy of Museo Chillida Leku

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  • <p>Hierros de temblor III</p>
  • <p>Picture courtesy of Museo Chillida Leku</p>
  • <p>Picture courtesy of Museo Chillida Leku</p>