The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Thursday, October 18, 2018

Spanish Contemporary artist Juan Genovés is featured artist at the 2012 Naples Winter Wine Festival
Juan Genovés' body of work is devoted to the subject of political engagement, developing his genre amidst the isolated world of Franco's Spain. Photo: EFE/J.C.Cardenas.

NAPLES, FL.- Naples Winter Wine Festival announces Juan Genovés as the 2012 Featured Artist, adding to its already lengthy list of talented chefs and vintners participating in this year's event, scheduled for Jan. 27-29 in Naples, Fla.

Born in Valencia in 1930, Genovés is considered to be one of Spain's best known contemporary artists. "Recognized for his aesthetic style rooted in social realism and political art, Genovés has a distinctly critical voice that became a force for political change during the Francisco Franco regime in Spain," said Tara K. Reddi, vice president of Marlborough Gallery, which represents the artist.

Genovés' body of work is devoted to the subject of political engagement. His artistic development occurred in the isolated world of Franco's Spain, where he was influenced by modern photography and cinema, especially the work of Sergei Eisenstein.

Genovés' iconic painting, "Arcos," which will be auctioned off at this year's festival, demonstrates his technique. Working with acrylic paint in an impasto style to create a distinct cinematic quality, his art repeatedly addresses two subjects: the "individual" and the "multitude." Many of his works explore the concept of the crowd where the collective body of humanity is pulled toward something greater than the individual. These works, depicting bird's-eye views of empty landscapes devoid of buildings, roads, trees or any context clues, create a sense of anxiety and dislocation. The artist's forceful use of line and perspective, aligned with an exacting eye for the modulation and use of color, are as physically engaging as they are aesthetically compelling.

Genovés is the recipient of a number of important prizes, including the Mention of Honor at the XXXIII Venice Biennale, 1966; Gold Medal at the VI Biennale Internazionale de San Marino, 1967; Marzotto Internazional Prize, 1968; Premio Nacional de Artes Plásticas, Spain, 1984; and Premio de las Artes Plásticas de Generalitat Valenciana, Spain, 2002.

Genovés' work is found in many of the most important public collections in the U. S. and Europe, including: The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.; Centre National d'Art Contemporain, Paris, France; Galeria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy; The Museum of Modern Art and The Guggenheim Museum, both in New York; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain; Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel; Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno, Valencia, Spain; and Musees Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Brussels, Belgium.

Juan Genovés lives and works in Madrid, and is represented exclusively by Marlborough Gallery.

Festival ticket packages are $8,500 per couple; $20,000 for reserved seating at the same vintner dinner for two couples.

Today's News

January 11, 2012

Sotheby's Impressionist & Modern Art evening sale to feature museum-quality works

Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation proposes building a museum in Finnish capital

A Stamp with the Temple Menorah was uncovered in excavations near Akko

$5 million gift marks 25th anniversary year of the Smithsonian's Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

City of San Francisco launches Golden Gate Bridge 75th anniversary celebrations

Art Institute of Chicago names new Vice President of Marketing and Public Affairs

Renovation of four Chinese galleries at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art complete

$3 million gift to Denver Art Museum will fund new galleries, major textile art initiative

President Dwight D. Eisenhower's family ask to delay Washington, DC memorial

Architect Frank Gehry residence selected to receive the AIA Twenty-five Year Award

Spanish Contemporary artist Juan Genovés is featured artist at the 2012 Naples Winter Wine Festival

National Air and Space Museum opens new archives facility at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Focus falls on European archaeology exhibition at University of York's historic King's Manor

Metro Show presents an eye-alluring bonanza of treasures for collectors, designers and art-insiders alike

First exhibition surveying the work of Sylvia Wishart RSA opens at the Royal Scottish Academy

Markéta Othová's large-scale black-and-white photographs at Nicolas Krupp in Basel

Italian artist Pietro Ruffo's "The Political Gymnasium" at Blain-Southern

A radical reappraisal of Wilhelmina Barns-Graham at The Fleming Collection

Phillips de Pury & Company appoints Thomas Dryll and Niklaus Künzler as contemporary art specialists

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- The Mummy poised to reclaim its title as the world's most expensive film poster

2.- Money museum showcases 1943 Cent valued at $1 million

3.- Is Robin Cunningham the Mysterious and Unknown Grafitti Artist Banksy?

4.- Freeman's autumn jewelry auction set to dazzle

5.- Phoenix Art Museum presents never-before-seen artifacts from Teotihuacan

6.- Sotheby's breaks auction record for any bottle of wine twice in one sale

7.- Buyer of shredded Banksy work goes through with deal

8.- The Frick Pittsburgh opens a major exhibition of works by Isabelle de Borchgrave

9.- Prime Minister Mark Rutte gives a history lesson in the Rijksmuseum

10.- Paris finds spot for controversial Jeff Koons tribute

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful