Ma. Jesús González

Spain

Artist biography

Ma. Jesús González is an artist, who was born in Spain - other established artists such as Díaz Caneja, Martina pm, Cristina Garrido, Seth, and Dani García Sarabia were also born in Spain.

Ma. Jesús González' Gallery representation

Ma. Jesús González is represented and exhibited by espaivisor – Galería Visor in Valencia, Spain.

Historical Context of Spain

The influence of Spain was substantial in establishing the art of the twentieth century. Initially with his Blue then Rose periods, although he would eventually settle in to France in 1904, Picasso revealed a truly expressive approach to figuration in the early 1900s, the era of post-Impressionism. Pablo Picasso is also thought to be the most influential original member of Cubism, a major art movement in which he would also be joined by Spanish artist Juan Gris. Though they were established in France for the majority part of their respective artistic careers, Salvador Dali and Joan Miro were both highly influential figures in the Surrealist movement. The political and cultural landscape of Spain in the twentieth century was governed by the totalitarian dictatorship of General Franco, whose regime subjugated the country from 1939 to 1975. His passing prompted a restitution of the monarchy to Juan-Carlos I, who consequently restructured the State. The Franco dictatorship, typified by an intense anti-communist position, led to the exodus of major intellectual and cultural figures, determined to escape this oppressive system. The artistic and cultural flourishing of the avant-garde were deeply affected by this situation, as liberal artistic movements are commonly significative of leftist penchants. Some highly influential modern and contemporary Spanish artists include Antoni Tapíes, Eduardo Chillida, Eduardo Arroyo and Manolo Valdes.

Ma. Jesús González

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