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December 20, 2018

Spain: Zaragoza, Art

Filed under: Europe, Photography, Spain, Street Art, Travel, Travel, Writing — Tags: , , , , , , — anotherheader @ 2:23 am

An exhibition of Ignacio Fortún’s work including “Quieres peras o melocotón” was ongoing at Sala de Exposiciones La Lonja when we visited Zaragoza.

Zaragoza isn’t at the very top of the list of cities for museum art lovers. But there are good things to see.

Francisco Goya was born in 1746 Fuendetodos Spain, not too far away from Zaragoza. With a museum dedicated to him and his artwork on display in multiple places, Zaragoza makes its best effort to claim Goya as its native son. But in reality, Goya was not overly fond of Zaragoza. And his better works are in Madrid, along with the best works of many other famous painters.

Street art in Zaragoza

But is it art?

For us the art of Zaragoza thrives more in the streets. It’s a young city with a vibrant culture. Inevitably that brings street art and interesting galleries. When you visit see Zaragoza’s museums but don’t forget to wander around with your eyes open.

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We visited Zaragoza Spain in November of 2017.

Ignacio Fortún: “Nunca sabrá lo que el autor queso decir con este cuadro” (1985)

“Famalia” (Ignacio Fortún, 1986)

Life imitates art.

Sala de Exposiciones La Lonja is the building in the foreground.

Ceiling vaulting inside Sala de Exposiciones La Lonja

A street art series in Zaragoza

“Pequeño habitáculo para un hombre mediocre” Ignacio Fortún (1984)

“El butanero y la niña del parche” Ignacio Fortún (1985)

Interactive art

Building size art

“Empalagoso día feliz en Casa Nicolás” Ignacio Fortún (1982)

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