The last gaze
-The Last Gaze brought together twenty works by leading artists from the modern age, produced at the end of what was, in most cases, a long and intense life. The exhibition consisted of a selection of self-portraits of old age, in which the artists faced themselves and took stock of their existence.
These works are profound representations, endowed with great serenity, which could often be considered the artists’ best portraits. Over and above the stylistic or conceptual differences between the works, there seems to be a shared spirit uniting the final portraits of artists from all ages (significantly, many of artists mentioned Rembrandt as an influence).
The exhibition included works by Antonin Artaud, Francis Bacon, Max Beckmann, Pierre Bonnard, Alberto Giacometti, Julio González, Oskar Kokoschka, Käthe Kollwitz, Henri Matisse, Edward Munch, Emil Nolde, Pablo Picasso, Arnold Schönberg and Joaquín Torres García.