About the artist:
Eduardo Chillida (1924-2002) was an outstanding Spanish sculptor, known above all for the works he created in public space. A highly unique artist, he defies imitation. Born in San Sebastian, he initially studied architecture, ultimately abandoning it for sculpture. In 1947 he relocated to Paris, where he began to draw grate inspiration from Classical sculpture.
He produced his first works from plaster. In 1950 he returned to Spain (Hernania), where he worked with a local blacksmith to create abstract forms from metal. In 1958, he was awarded the Grand Prix at the Venice Biennale.
He used various materials in his works, including steel, iron, oak wood, marble, alabaster, black rock, terracotta. His works constitute a formal synthesis of sculpture and architecture, a synthesis that finds its source in music. They are the result of a combination of space, rhythm, time, music and architecture. Chillida contended that sculptural material and music are like sound and silence.
The exhibition consists of more than a dozen sculptures, including An Instrument for Bach, Vivaldi's Instrument, The Music of Spheres, The Music of Constellations, as well the artist's ink drawings, which he created on a variety of materials.