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

1935, Toledo, Spain 


Crowd (El Tumulto), 1966

Oil on canvas, 197 х 150 cm

Acquisition: Gift

Reference: 01855



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 humor 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)


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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1926, Las Palmas, Spain – 1972, Madrid, Spain


Wounded in Peace, 1964/1965

Mixed media on canvas, 101 x 82 cm

Acquisition: Gift

Reference: 01664



Self-taught as an artist, Millares was introduced to Surrealism in 1948. In 1953, he moved to Madrid and became an abstract painter. In 1957, Millares along with other artists founded the avant-garde group El Paso (The Step) in Madrid. The members of El Paso at the time of signing the manifesto and in their first exhibitions as a group were the painters Rafael Canogar, Luis Feito, Juana Francés, Manolo Millares, Manuel Rivera, Antonio Suárez, Antonio Saura and the sculptor Pablo Serrano. After showing his work in San Pablo in 1957, Millares’ work was introduced to the United States in 1958.[2] He attained an international reputation by the early 1960s, and had a solo show at the Pierre Matisse Gallery in New York in 1961.

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1935, Barcelona, Spain


Hommage to Black Power, 1969

Colored plywood, artificial flowers, 210 х 97,5 х 1,5 cm

Acquisition: Gift

Reference: 01888

| Spain |

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