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Image credit: Picasso, 29.1.54 V from Comedie Humaine, lithograph

Picasso, Miró and Dalí are arguably the holy trinity of Spanish artists in the 20th Century. Their works are instantly recognisable, whether it’s the cubist forms of Picasso, the Dadaist paintings and sculptures of Miró, or Dalí’s deeply surrealist landscapes. What you might not know about the trio is that they were all prolific printmakers. It’s a lesser-known side of the Spanish Masters that Newcastle gallery Gallagher & Turner are keen to explore in a new exhibition showing as part of this year’s ¡VAMOS! Festival.

The gallery are bringing together a variety of prints from the threesome and, like their better-known works, they’re all equally distinctive. Picasso brought together the art of etching, lithography and woodcuts, and Miró used his prints to develop the underlying narratives in his work, illustrating over 250 books in his lifetime. Meanwhile, Dalí drew extensively on literary sources as inspiration, producing pieces inspired by works as diverse as The Divine Comedy and Alice In Wonderland. This fascinating collection is certain to leave a lasting imprint, and if you’ve got a spare few quid, all are available to purchase.

Three Spanish Masters runs at Gallagher & Turner, Newcastle from Wednesday 8th June until Friday 8th July.

 

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