Malaga: the city that gives you Moore – Henry Moore!

Henry Moore sculpture, Malaga

The Fundación ‘la Caixa’ sponsored exhibition, “Henry Moore: Arte en la Calle” (Henry Moore: Art in the Street) has brought some of Moore’s monumental bronzes to Málaga.

Six of British Surrealist artist, Henry Moore‘s bronze sculptures can be seen on Calle Alcazabilla, in the midst of some of Málaga’s most popular tourist attractions, near to the Alcazaba fortress, the Roman amphitheatre and the old Customs House.

 

Henry Moore sculpture, Malaga

It’s a joy to see these modern pieces against such a historical background.

You only have another two weeks (until June 28th) to view the sculptures in Málaga, before the exhibition moves to other Spanish cities including Santander, Burgos and Pamplona.

Henry Moore sculpture, Malaga

Henry Moore sculpture, Malaga

Henry Moore sculpture, Malaga

Henry Moore would have been delighted that his sculptures are displayed on the streets of Málaga, as he once famously stated: “Sculpture is an art of the open air. I would rather have a piece of my sculpture put in a landscape, almost any landscape, than in, or on, the most beautiful building I know.”

Which is YOUR favourite?

Málaga’s Urban Street Art

Street Art in Malaga by ROA  - Málaga Arte Urbano en el SoHo (MAUS)

There’s something fabulous happening in Málaga – stunning street art – and I’m not talking about graffiti.

Málaga Arte Urbano en el Soho” (otherwise known as MAUS) has invited international urban street artists to create fabulous pieces of art on the walls around Málaga’s “Barrio de las Artes“, the bohemian Soho district.

Artists include Dadi Dreucol, the Madrid-based Boa Mistura collective, José Medina Galeote,  Andi Rivas and my personal favourite, ROA, who is responsible for the amazing chameleon above.

There are many more images than I can display here, so if you want to have a look for yourself, head to the Soho district of Málaga, situated on the port side of the Alameda Principal and east of the River Guadalmedina.

Whilst you’re there, you might also want to also look into the Contemporary Art Centre by the river, which is free of charge and well worth an hour of your time.

Chameleon by ROA in Malaga, Spain

What’s your opinion about street art?  Which is your favourite photo?

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