Schnabel

La versión en español está después de la versión en inglés.

My visit to Málaga last week focused on the Center for Contemporary Art. It’s a small, free museum housed in what was the old Wholesale Market, a historic building designed in 1927 by Luis Gutiérrez de Soto, and built in 1939. It was used in that capacity until 1983. The exterior, I think, could use some sprucing up.

The permanent collection is not enormous, so it’s easy to get through the entire space in a limited amount of time, while enjoying the special exhibits, which are all displayed in one shared space on the main floor.

Those exhibits were “Schnabel and Spain” featuring the work of well-known Brooklyn artist Julian Schnabel (who is also an acclaimed film director); and Belgian artist Ben Sledsens, with whom I wasn’t familiar.

Here’s a little Schnabel. Sledsens and others are still to be shared. The painting above is After Queen Maria Luisa on Horseback by Francisco de Goya – With White House Paint, 2021. The final two paintings are of Schnabel’s twin sons from his second wife (divorced 2010), Spanish actress Olatz López Garmendia.

What do you think?

Nutrition and Fitness Report
Stretching: Once a day.
Walking: 4 km / 2.5 miles Monday. Heading out in a few minutes for a long one.
Gym: Excellent chest, back, and legs workout Monday. One-minute plank. (And the pretzel, which has become easy.)

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Mi visita a Málaga la semana pasada se centró en el Centro de Arte Contemporáneo. Es un pequeño museo gratuito ubicado en lo que fue el antiguo Mercado Mayorista, un edificio histórico diseñado en 1927 por Luis Gutiérrez de Soto, y construido en 1939. Se usó en esa capacidad hasta 1983. El exterior, creo, podría usar algunos arreglos.

La colección permanente no es enorme, por lo que es fácil recorrer todo el espacio en un tiempo limitado, mientras disfruta de las exhibiciones especiales, que se muestran en un espacio compartido en el piso principal.

Esas exhibiciones fueron “Schnabel y España” con el trabajo del conocido artista de Brooklyn Julian Schnabel (quien también es un aclamado director de cine); y el artista belga Ben Sledsens, con quien no estaba familiarizado.

Aquí hay algunas de Schnabel. Sledsens y otros aún están por compartir. La pintura de arriba es Después de la Reina María Luisa a Caballo de Francisco de Goya – Con Pintura Blanca de Casa, 2021. Las dos últimas pinturas son de los hijos gemelos de Schnabel de su segunda esposa (divorciada en 2010), la actriz española Olatz López Garmendia.

¿Qué piensas?

Informe de Nutrición y Estado Físico
Estiramiento: Una vez al día.
Caminando: 4 km / 2.5 millas domingo. Partiendo en unos minutos para uno largo.
Gimnasio: Excelente entrenamiento de pecho, espalda, y piernas el lunes. Plancha de un minuto. (Y el pretzel, que se ha vuelto fácil).

• Schnabel. Left to right: “Indications of persistent pattern and significant form,” 2017; “The Return,” 2020; and “Preschool and Afterschool,” 2018.
The man at right gives you an idea of the scale of all Schnabel’s paintings.
• Schnabel. De izquierda a derecha: “Indicaciones de patrón persistente y forma significativa”, 2017; “El regreso”, 2020; y “Preescolar y extraescolar”, 2018.
El hombre a la derecha te da una idea de la escala de todas las pinturas de Schnabel.
• Large Girl with No Eyes. 2001.
• Niña grande sin ojos. 2001.
• The Road. 2020.
• El camino. 2020.
• Do you know who the mayor of Milan was when Leonard da Vinci lived there? I, II, and III. 2021.
• ¿Sabes quién era el alcalde de Milán cuando Leonard da Vinci vivía allí? I, II y III. 2021.
• Portrait of Olmo Luis Schnabel (age 4). 1997.
• Retrato de Olmo Luis Schnabel (4 años). 1997.
• Portrait of Cy Juan Schnabel (age 4). 1997.
• Retrato de Cy Juan Schnabel (4 años). 1997.

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Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

22 thoughts on “Schnabel”

    1. Mistress Borghese:
      I’m doing one a week lately. This week will be the Carmen Thyssen Museum, 19th-century Spanish (Andalusian mostly) painting.

    1. David:
      Those two portraits might have been my favorite of the collection. And I had the same thought as you. The kids both appear to have survived just fine.

  1. They all certainly will garner conversation. The non-portraits I find appealing from a colour perspective and design. Girl with no eyes makes me want to know more.

    1. Jim:
      It’s interesting that the colors didn’t sing to me… and the portraits of the twins did (well, they wailed).

    1. Debra:
      Yes, I wish they had the funds to perk things up outside. The stark interior is great for exhibits. The exterior looks forgotten.

    1. Bob:
      I agree. And the monumental size of the painting made it even more so.

    1. Wilma:
      He’s not my favorite. Although some of the abstracts do grow on me. Interstingly, I really like the portraits of the twins. The dark arts.

    1. mcpersonalspace54:
      I love his titles. I also tend to like dark portraiture, so the two of the twins are really interesting to me.

  2. I don’t know what I think of them, except the portrait of Olmo looks like Pete Davidson of SNL and Kim Kardashian dating fame. It’s what Pete would look like with long hair.

    Love,
    Janie

    1. Janie:
      You should check out current photos of the twins. I think you’d recognize Olmo from the portrait.

    1. Sassybear:
      I loved some of his work. Was indifferent or turned off by others. But it was worth seeing.

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