Container - Bilbao Fine Arts Museum

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Morquillas, José Ramón

Barakaldo, Bizkaia, 1947

Paper, wood, paint and pith

197 x 194 x 160 cm


Late 20th century


Donated by the artist in 2002

Container comes from a series on paper Morquillas worked on until 1989. Its monumental look recalls a large iron recipient, which is in stark contradiction with the fragility of the actual medium used. Basically, Container is a sort of hat-tip to Bilbao's iron and steel past. [Silvia García Lusa]

Selected bibliography

  • Guía Artistas Vascos. Bilbao, Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao, 2008. pp. 172-173.
  • Gida Euskal Artistak. Bilbao, Bilboko Arte Eder Museoa, 2008. pp. 172-173.
  • Guide Basque Artists. Bilbao, Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, 2012. pp. 172-173, n° cat. 95a.