Art Brokerage: Antonio Rodriguez Luna Spanish Artist: b. 1910-1985. Luna, know for his iconic melancholy, abstract style, came from Cordoba, Spain, lived in Madrid and moved to Mexico after the Spanish civil war. While there, he taught at Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas. Luna works have been on exhibition in the Museum of Modern Art in Madrid, Society of the Iberian Artists at the Palace de Charlottenborg, in Copenhagen, the Gallery Flechtheim, in Berlin and granted a scholarship Guggenheim in New York. There is a Museum of Antonio Rodríguez Luna in Montoro, Spain. Rodríguez Luna is one of the most important painters from Córdoba in the 20th century. He was one of the first artists in Spain to embrace the European trends of the 1920s, with his early work influenced by Surrealism and Expressionism. During his career, his work would evolve from this to forms of abstractionism in his later career with phases in social realism and neo-Cubism. Social realism was most prominent during the Spanish Civil War and early exile in Mexico. In Spain still, he used it to denounce what was happening in the country. After arriving to Mexico, he first worked on themes consistent with the then-dominant Mexican muralism movement, but soon returned to themes from before the war. Works from the height of his career in the 1940s and 1950s show a lyrical sense, with colors such as grays, blacks, blues and whites dominant. Dark areas predominate and stand out, with areas of nothing but a single color. The artist himself stated that “To paint is to search for the depth and density of emotion which and object may have." Listings wanted by Art Brokerage.