Start date: 21/09/2010 Finish date: 31/12/2010
"Arranz-Bravo. Self Portraits" is an exhibition produced by the Arranz-Bravo Foundation of l’Hospitalet de Llobregat with the aim of displaying the collection of over fifty self portraits donated by the artist to the institution. Throughout his career, Arranz-Bravo has cultivated a deep and obsessive relationship with this genre, becoming one of the most committed artists in Spain to the tradition of the European existential self portrait. Like Durero, Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Artaud and Francis Bacon, the Barcelona artist understands the self portrait as a means of introspective exploration and at the same time, as a means for reiterating some of his main artistic interests, such as the intensity of the look, organic expressivity and the effusion of colour. This is a good opportunity to see this singular facet of one of the most outstanding creators in the field of the figurative arts in Spain during the second half of the 20th century and the beginnings of the 21st..