Pintura (Gente corriendo) (Painting [People Running])

Juan Genovés

Valencia, Spain, 1930 - Madrid, Spain, 2020
  • Date: 
    1975 (June)
  • Technique: 
    Acrylic on canvas
  • Dimensions: 
    125 x 140 cm
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  • Observations: 
    Entry date: 1988 (from the redistribution of the Museo Español de Arte Contemporáneo [MEAC] collection)
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This work was made the year of Franco’s death and surfaced as a critique of Spain’s political regime at the time, representing a group of people being pursued as they run during an Anti-Franco march. The detail with which Juan Genovés portrays the scene, together with the use of black and white, refers to an image of documentary journalism, bringing us close-up to the fear that reigned in this period and permeated the events the artist attended.