Yorkshire through Catalan eyes: Carlos Nadal

A new exhibition of the work of the Catalan artist Carlos Nadal opens at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery on 7 June.

Carlos Nadal has been described as one of the last "Fauvist" artists, with connections to Picasso, Miro, Magritte, Braque and other major European artists of the twentieth century.

The new exhibition brings together over 40 paints and drawings from Yorkshire collections.  A range of Nadal's favourite subjects will be on display - rolling green landscapes, lively beach scenes, bold still life and figure studies, or ornate civic buildings - all executed in his characteristically vibrant colours, wild brushstrokes and naïve style.

The exhibition has been sponsored by Tennants Auctioneers and Grand Central Railway.

There will be an opening reception on Tuesday 7 June from 6-8pm.  The exhibition will run until 20 August.

A number of related events have been planned at the Gallery to run alongside the exhbition, including:

Write me a picture: creative writing workshop - Saturday 11 June, 1.30-4.00pm - using Nadal's paintings and the ideas of colour and landscape as inspiration.

Tales from the South: Martha Sinclair tells stories from Spain - Saturday 18 June, 2-4pm - tales from the sunny Mediterranean.

Carlos Nadal: Between Brussels and Barcelona - Wednesday 22 June, 6pm - talk by Dr Angel Smith, Reader in Modern Spanish History at Leeds, on social and political conflict in early 20th century Spain and on regionalism and nationalism in Catalonia.

Postcards from Nowhere: art workshop - Saturday 25 June, 1.30-4.00pm - workshop on creating postcards from imaginary lands, inspired by Nadal's land- and citiscapes, with Hondartza Fraga.

For further details about all of these events, please see the Gallery's website.

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