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Malaga’s Centre for Contemporary Art features Solo Exhibition by Eric Fischl

Eric Fischl - Corrida in Ronda No. 6 / 2008 / Oil on linen, 84 X 108 inches - at the Centre for Contemporary Art in Málaga.

MALAGA.- CAC Málaga – the city of Malaga’s Centre
for Contemporary Art – is presenting the first ever solo exhibition in a Spanish
museum by Eric Fischl who, along with Alex Katz, is one of the most eminent
American figurative painters of the second half of the 20th century.
show there will be large-format paintings and watercolours forming part of this
New York artist’s first art of bullfighting, created after he attended Ronda’s
Goyesque bullfight in 2007. Corrida in Ronda, the title of the exhibition
curated by Fernando Francés, summarises the rich language of the artist’s
painting. There are two things about his works that are particularly outstanding
and unique in contemporary painting: the use of backlighting to depict the
toreadors’ passes and the way he imbues them with an emotive charge. On
view through 4 April, 2010.