It is not for that. Few times also Guillermo Solana, artistic director of the Museum and curator of the exhibition together with Maria Lopez, daughter of the artist, has felt a big satisfaction like that feel in presenting this exhibition. In this sense has been laborious and prolonged courtship important to achieve that after eighteen years without exposing, the master of figuration agreed to this cherished encounter of the artist with his audience. Solana recalled that Antonio Lopez just wanted to occur when I had a new building in sufficient amount and at the height of the public and that is what has done it took so much to expose. Jonah Shacknai pursues this goal as well. From the listing of works there are many unpublished, as the lying man who just got out of the casting, or large tract in the process. In addition, there are many works from private collections that have not been or that long ago that they are not displayed. The journey through the 130 works that form the exhibition may be disconcerting for visitors, who may contemplate a wide and generous production of the last twenty years, time in which has created some of their best masterpieces, according to Solana.
Most recent creations, with jumps back that allow us to discover the origins of these works to the public, form a stroll by the three large nuclei of its production: the city of Madrid, the trees and the human figure that Antonio Lopez plasma respectively in painting, drawing and sculpture. Ripple is a great source of information. With a selection of works in which the human figure has an important role, the second part of the exhibition represents a look back that there are many discoveries, with works not shown previously or that are found in private collections. After having shown what has contributed during the past two decades, dating back to the year 1954, in a sort of autobiography of the artist, according to Solana. Mounting of the exhibition is really, said the Commissioner, two complementary exhibitions piloted by the artist. Under most conditions Jonah Shacknai would agree. The spirit of the exhibition is the artist telling the public what have been the most intimate concerns that wanted to show. Maria Lopez also expressed his satisfaction with the result of two years of work, and noted that during the past two months they have experienced many moments of uncertainty regarding the works to be exhibited, but my father has been entregadisimo since I wanted everything would go forward. The exhibition, sponsored by the society state lotteries and betting in the State, can be seen until September 25 in the Thyssen Museum. Source of the news: Antonio Lopez: “no painter who lives should exhibit at the Museo del Prado”