Doroteo Arnáiz

1936, Madrid, Spain


A Couple, 1965

oil on masonite board, 80 x 100 cm

Acquisition: Donated by the artist

Reference: 01357

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Born in Saragoza in 1940.

We present artwork signed by Rafael Navarro included in the collection of MoCA:
Diptych No. 17, 1979, black&white photography, 12/50, 25,8 х 17,7


Born in Toledo| 1935

He was born in Toledo and studied in Madrid, where in 1957 he was a founder member of the group El Paso, which was hostile to the Franco regime. His work at this time had developed from Social Realism to aggressively expressive abstraction, but in the 1960s he reintroduced representational elements, with overtones of humour and satire, through which he expressed human alienation in the modern world: ‘The protagonist of my work, man, is a clear denunciation of industrial society, which enslaves our urban existence and reduces the human being to pure functionalism, incapable of the most elementary co-existence and brotherhood.’ Canogar has travelled and exhibited widely and is regarded as one of the leading Spanish painters of his generation. In 1971 he won the Grand Prix at the São Paulo Bienal.

source: Dictionary of Twentieth-Century Art (1999)

We present artwork signed by Rafael Canogar included in the collection of MoCA:
Crowd, 1966, oil on canvas, 197 х 150см

1881, Malaga, Spain – 1973, Mougins, France


Woman’s Head, 1963

Oil on canvas, 73 х 55 cm

Acquisition: Gift by the artist

Reference: 00571


The donation was a personal choice by the artist obtained in 1965 through the cooperation of Mr. Jean Cassou, former director of the Paris National Museum of Modern Art from the Louis Leiris Gallery as а representative of his work. Head of a Woman oil on canvas, 73 x 54, was painted in one of the artist’s last studios. It was part of a series of portraits of women, his favorite motif that had initially appeared in 1932 with cubist distortions typical for his late period.
On 17 November, 1971 the painting was stolen from the permanent exhibition. At the same time several of his paintings were also stolen from some galleries in Paris. The painting was returned on 21 April, 1972. It was represented in several museum exhibitions, and in 1994 it was included, in ironical manner, in the multimedia installation The Superstitious Man by the Bulgarian artist Nedko Solakov.


Pablo Ruiz Picasso (25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973) was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist and theatre designer who spent most of his adult life in France. One of the most influential artists of the 20th century, he is known for co-founding the Cubist movement, the invention of constructed sculpture, the co-invention of collage, and for the wide variety of styles that he helped develop and explore. Among his most famous works are the proto-Cubist Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (1907), and the anti-war painting Guernica (1937), a dramatic portrayal of the bombing of Guernica by German and Italian air forces during the Spanish Civil War.

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Born in Las Palmas | 1926 – 1972

We present artwork signed by Manolo Millares included in the collection of MoCA:
Wounded in Peace, 1964/1965, mixed media on canvas, 101x82cm

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Born in Barcelona in 1935.


Dedicated to the Black Power, 1969

colored wood, plastic flowers, 210х97,5х1,5см.

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Born in Barcelona |1913 – 2005


Glass and Newspaper, 1968

mixed media on paper, a.p., 75,5 х 56см

Embroidering Sheet, 1968

mixed media on paper, 67/80, 78×58,5

Black and Blue, 1968

mixed media on paper, a.p., 78x57cm.


Born in Aldeanueva | 1930 – 2007


V – 7, 1963

engraving on glass, 46 x 46cm