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Más allá del realismo, exposición Palacio Real. Foto Patrimonio Nacional

April 12, 2024

Inauguration of the exhibition Beyond Realism. Figurative art from China and Spain

In honour of 50 years of bilateral relations between China and Spain, the Royal Palace of Madrid has opened an exhibition that will run until May 26, 2024. It is an exhibition of figurative works by 99 contemporary Chinese and Spanish artists called "Beyond Realism. Figurative art from China and Spain."



The exhibition offers an overview of figurative art, not simply realism, practised in both countries over the last fifty years.



The exhibition opens with a selection of paintings and drawings by Antonio López, Isabel Quintanilla, Francisco López, María Moreno, Julio López, Amalia Avia, Isabel Baquedano and Carmen Laffón.



More information on the National Heritage website by clicking here.

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March 23 to April 10, 2023

Exhibition of Antonio López at the Modelo prison, with works by María Moreno

For only three weeks, you can visit an exhibition of Antonio López in a unique location: the Modelo prison in Barcelona. A small selection of his works occupies several cells in gallery 5 of this former prison, now converted into a cultural centre.

In one of these cells, it is displayed a selection of children's heads made by the artist, including four by María Moreno. In them, she represented two of her grandchildren.

​This exhibition arises in the context of Antonio's collaboration with El Liceu for the concert of Franz Schubert's Winterreise in the same prison. This recital, which will only have three performances, is accompanied by a video in which, under the stage direction of Bárbara Lluch, images of works by Antonio López have been used.


For more information, visit the Liceu website: here.

You can see images of the exhibition on Antonio López's website: here​.

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From December 13, 2022

12-hour interview with Antonio López on the Caixa Forum Plus platform

On December 13, La Caixa Foundation launched a new free subscription platform for broadcasting cultural content: Caixa Forum Plus.

This project aims to make quality content in cultural and scientific dissemination available to the general public in Spanish.

Among the many documentaries and videos available, you can watch the 12-hour interview with Antonio López; recorded for the La Fábrica Creators Archive project that collects the testimonies of the most outstanding creators of the Spanish cultural scene. In it, Antonio talks about his life and career, bearing witness to those of María Moreno.

For more information, click here.


24 January-28 February, 2021

Extension of the exhibition of Antonio López and María Moreno in Valencia

The exhibition entitled "Antonio López" has been extended for a month. It hosts a wide selection of works by Antonio López and María Moreno at the Bancaja Foundation in Valencia.


It will close on February 28, 2021.


Click here to read more information


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17 September 2020

Press release from the Bancaja Foundation, Valencia

Here you can read the press release prepared by the press office of the Bancaja de Valencia Foundation about the exhibition "Antonio López" that will open on September 24.


It will be the first time that María Moreno, to whom an entire section of the show is dedicated, and Antonio López exhibit together, apart from the joint participations they have made in various group exhibitions.


Click here to read it.


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July 25, 2019

Opening of the exhibition
 The Poetics between abstraction & Figuration

The New York headquarters of the Cervantes Institute will host the last stop on the tour of the exhibition Poetics between abstraction and figuration, which can be enjoyed until September 8.

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20 September, 2018

Opening of the exhibition
Secuencias de la realidad

On September 20th an exhibition devoted to contemporary figurative painting will be inaugurated at the Da2 center in Salamanca, where several works by María Moreno will be on display  until the end of December.


March 15, 2024

Opening of the Museum of Contemporary Spanish Realism (MUREC)

On March 15, the MUREC, a museum dedicated to contemporary Spanish realist art, was inaugurated. His works, among which there are paintings, sculptures, drawings and engravings, cover the panorama of this artistic style in Spain from the beginning of the 20th century to the present. 

One of the fundamental nuclei is the work of the Realists of Madrid, among which there are several paintings and drawings by María Moreno, presented together with the works of her colleagues and friends: Antonio López, Isabel Quintanilla, Francisco López, Amalia Avia, Julio López and Esperanza Parada. 

This project is located in the Hospital de Santa María Magdalena in Almería capital, a 16th-century building restored for the occasion. 

For more information about opening hours and visits to the institution, visit the museum's website here.

You can see images of some rooms of the museum on Antonio López's website here.

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February 23, 2023

Publication of Landscapes, with works by Antonio López, Antonio López Torres and María Moreno

ARTIKA publishing house publishes the book Landscapes. This work, numbered and signed by hand by Antonio López, also includes a digital print published, expressly for this book. 

In addition to the reproduction of a large number of his iconic landscapes, both in oil and in drawing, several works by his uncle, Antonio López Torres, who introduced him to painting, and his wife, María Moreno, who accompanied him In the artistic and personal adventure, are included. They are accompanied by texts by Antonio López in which he recounts the processes, data or explanations of these works. With this content, the book presents a journey through more than 100 years of art from 1917 to 2022, of three key figures of recent figurative art in Spain.

It can only be purchased through ARTIKA. You can contact us through this link:here.

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23 to 27 February 2022

Painting by María Moreno at the ARCO fair

During the ARCO 2022 fair, between February 23 and 27, María Moreno's painting, Entrada de casa (1980), can be seen at the Leandro Navarro gallery stand, having been exhibited in the first edition of the fair in 1982.

Together with works by Isabel Quintanilla, Carmen Laffón and Amalia Avia, they will constitute a gallery tribute to realist art practiced by women.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of ARCO, postponed in 2021 due to the pandemic evolution.  


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23 December 2020

Presentation of the catalogue of the exhibition of Antonio López and María Moreno

On December 23, 2020, the catalogue of what has been the first joint exhibition of María Moreno and Antonio López, and which can still be visited, at the Bancaja Foundation in Valencia, comes to light.


In addition to an interview by Tomás Llorens with Antonio López, it includes the reproduction of all the works exhibited in the exhibition.


Click here for more information and how to purchase a copy


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24 September 2020-24 January 2021

Room displaying the works of María Moreno in "Antonio López" exhibition at Fundación Bancaja, Valencia

The exhibition "Antonio López" will be inaugurated on September 24 at the Bancaja Foundation in Valencia. This exhibition, curated by Tomás and Boye Llorens, will cover from the beginning of Antonio's career to the present day; being an excellent opportunity to see some of his latest work.

In addition, the show will feature a room dedicated to the painting of María Moreno, the artist's wife and figurative painter with a different  view from that of the painter.

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26 April, 2019

Opening of the exhibition La poética entre abstracción y figuración

From April 26 and for six months, you can enjoy three paintings by María Moreno that are part of the exhibition dedicated to Antonio López in the Monastery of Silos, Burgos.

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7 December, 2017

Screening of the documentary about María Moreno, La luz de Antonio

On December 7th at 6:30 p.m., the documentary about María Moreno, La luz de Antonio, will be screened at the Cervantes Institute in Prague as part of the series of documentaries scheduled on the occasion the exhibition The Poetics between Abstraction and Figurative Art, which can be visited in this institution until next February 10th.


November 29, 203 to March 31, 2024

Exhibition "Antonio López and the Masters of Spanish Realism" in Shanghai

On November 29, 2023, the exhibition "Antonio López and the Masters of Spanish Realism" was inaugurated at the Middle Longhua metro station in Shanghai. It presents 46 reproductions of works by Antonio López, Miguel Ángel Argüello, Amalia Avia, Francisco López, José María Mezquita, Isabel Quintanilla, Julio Vaquero and María Moreno, of whom eight works are included. 

The Chinese public will have the chance to learn about the evolution of contemporary figurative art in Spain from some of its best representatives.                                                                                             This exhibition is co-organized by the Cervantes Institute, the Spanish Embassy in China and the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation, with the collaboration of Turespaña, the advice of the Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum of Madrid and the Antonio López and María Moreno Studio.

For more information, click here.

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From February 15 to 26, 2023

Exhibition "Childhood" by Antonio López at El Corte Inglés de Preciados, Madrid

An exhibition devoted to Children is displayed in the window shops of El Corte Inglés on Preciados Street in Madrid from February 15 to 26, 2023. This exhibition includes several sculptures, and a few oil paintings, on this theme by Antonio López and a pair by María Moreno.

This project is part of the ARCO art fair in its 2023 edition.

The presentation ceremony had the collaboration of the director of ARCO, Maribel López, which was followed by a talk between Gervasio Posadas and Antonio López that can be watched by clicking here.

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18 May-31 December, 2021

Virtual visit to the exhibition of Antonio López and María Moreno at Fundación Bancaja

On the occasion of the celebration of International Museum Day, the Valencia Bancaja  Foundation has launched a virtual visit to the exhibition Antonio Lópezm which took place between September 2020 and February 2021. The visitor can tour the rooms displaying the selection of works by Antonio López and María Moreno and read some informative texts about them. 

Click here to access


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27 October 2020

Screening of El sol del membrillo at the Valencian Film Library

On the occasion of World Audiovisual Heritage Day, on October 27, the Valencia Film Library will offer a screening of El sol del membrilllo, by Víctor Erice, at 6:00 p.m.


It coincides with the exhibition "Antonio López" at the headquarters of the Bancaja Foundation in the same city, in which two rooms are dedicated to the work of María Moreno, who was the producer of the film.


Click here to read more information


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January 28-March 28, 2020

Participation in the CajaCanarias Foundation exhibition

On January 28, 2020, an exhibition dedicated to showing the work of internationally renowned women artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Nancy Spero, Kiki Smith, Paula Rego, Helena Almeida, Rebecca Horn, Nan Goldin, among others, will be inaugurated. This show, Transformations. Women artists between two centuries , will feature a work by María Moreno.


19 February, 2019

Opening of the show La poética entre abstracción y figuración

On February 19, a new itinerancy of the exhibition dedicated to Spanish art from the 50s and 60s of the last century will be inaugurated, The poetics between abstraction and figuration, at the headquarters of the Cervantes Institute in Lisbon, where some works by María Moreno can be seen until April 19.


March, 2017

The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum Screens the Documentary La luz de Antonio

On the occasion of "Women's Day", the documentaries on two of the most important figurative painters of contemporary Spanish art, María Moreno and Amalia Avia, will be shown at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid.

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