Félix Revello de Toro with a portrait from 1945 of his aunt Julia.
- Title. ‘Revello de Toro. Primeras Obras (1935-1949).
- Where. The Revello de Toro Musuem at Calle Afligidos, 5 in Malaga.
- When. The exhibition runs until the 12th of Janurary.
- Visiting times. The gallery is open from Tuesdays to Saturdays between the hours of 10am to 2pm and 5pm to 8pm and on Sundays between just 10am and 2pm.
- Tickets. General entrance will cost visitors 2.50 euros.
A collection which celebrates Félix Revello de Toro’s initial beginnings in art was inaugurated last Wednesday at his eponymously-named museum in Malaga. The exhibition shows visitors Revello de Toro’s work from 1935 to 1949 and features 11 compositions that are considered essential pieces in the artist’s early career.
The Malaga artist said of the works which are now around 70 years old: “For me this is a noble reunion between my painting from my beginnings and that of today.” “The new contrast in these works has revived my memory,” he added when talking about the collection which includes portraits and religious-themed artworks which experiment with colours and light.
Director of the museum Elías de Mateo, when opening the collection, put emphasis on the “modern techniques” De Toro uses and the “physiological burden” that is contained in the works. Although, de Mateo admitted that “much of Revello de Toro is currently already here”, he did go on to say that the new exhibit would take visitors through the development of the artist’s work.
Particular emphasis is put on portraits in the temporary collection, with six of the 11 new pieces. A portrait of his aunt, Julia, from 1945 sits next to ones of Ana Briales Ramírez and former SUR editor Sebastián Souvirón Utrera.