To mark the centenary of the death of the Spanish painter Darío de Regoyos, the Museum will be holding an exhibition that surveys his lengthy career. Regoyos began his training in Madrid but soon moved to Brussels where he was a member of the European avant-garde groups L’Essor andLes XX. In Brussels, Regoyos became interested in the effects of light and primarily focused on portraits and landscapes. He then returned to Spain and travelled extensively around the country, giving rise to a new period in his painting known as “Black Spain”, which takes the form of a series of more Symbolist works in which he emphasised the darker side of Spanish life and culture. Through his friendship with artists such as Seurat, Signat and Pissarro, Regoyos subsequently assimilated and used the pointillist technique although he is best known for his Impressionist phase, which will be the particular focus of attention in this exhibition with a sizeable group of works. Produced by the Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao and curated by Juan San Nicolás, an expert on the artist, the exhibition will be shown in Bilbao at the end of this year then travels to the Thyssen in Madrid in February 2014 before moving on in a smaller version to the Museo Carmen Thyssen Málaga.
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