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Museo Chillida Leku / Hernani / Art

In 1963, the Spanish Basque artist Eduardo Chillida (1924–2002) journeyed across the Mediterranean, taking in works that would forever change his approach to sculpture. First he traveled to Greece, examining the nuances of Pre-Classical architecture. Then came adventures in Italy. Finally, Provence. Before the trip, Chillida had vehemently denied that “light and architecture” could significantly inform his sculptural research. But as he traveled, he began to realize he was wrong. Light could be used to create space. This exhibition takes 1963 as its starting point, and then follows Chillida’s rapid development. —E.C.

Museo Chillida Leku Jauregi Bailara, 66, 20120 Hernani, Gipuzkoa, Spain
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