The aim of the exhibition Julio Romero de Torres. Between Myth and Tradition, curated by Lourdes Moreno, is to present a survey of the work of one of the most popular Spanish painters and to reflect on his artistic career through the different sections devoted to the most frequently recurring motifs within his output.
A unique symbiosis can be detected between Romero de Torres and his work, and one that accounts for his legendary status. As will be seen in the present exhibition, his oeuvre, which is characterised by its technical precision, aimed to produce a sense of ambiguity through the significant symbolic and sensual content that is evident in all his paintings. In order to achieve this end, the artist combined the influence of the Early Renaissance painters with a particularly Spanish aesthetic, thus reflecting the importance of images of Andalusia within Spanish painting in the early years of the 20th century.
Julio Romero de Torres
The Sisters of Saint Marina, 1915
Oil on canvas. 117 x 88 cm
Fundación Caja Rural de Córdoba