King Felipe and Queen Letizia resumed their institutional agendas after a successful three-day trip to Denmark.
This Tuesday, Felipe and Letizia fulfilled two cultural events: they inaugurated the exhibition “Picasso 1906” at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, and then Queen Letizia presided alone the ceremony of the International Journalism Awards of El Mundo at the Museo Nacional del Prado.
The King and Queen at the Picasso exhibition
King Felipe and Queen Letizia were received at the Reina Sofia Museum by the corresponding authorities.
After the greetings, they toured the two rooms of the exhibition “Picasso 1906. The Great Transformation”, which examines the artist’s first contribution to the definition of “modern art” in 1906.
At just 25 years old, Picasso showed a vital and expansive side, approaching libertarian approaches and yearning to renew the artistic experience.
His accelerated transformations would culminate in 1907, being crucial to his dialogue with Gertrude Stein.
King Felipe and Queen Letizia observed the works in which Picasso depicts Arcadian adolescence and addresses the scopic drive in relation to female intimacy.
They also saw how the artist redefined the link between background and figure, proposing a new sense of mimesis.
Queen Letizia at the Journalism Awards
Later, Queen Letizia presided alone at the El Mundo International Journalism Awards ceremony, which took place at the Prado Museum.
The Queen was received by the authorities and took her place at the presidential table.
After the projection of a video about each award winner, she presented the awards to Carlos Dada, director of “El Faro” of El Salvador, in the category of best journalistic work; and to the writer Ece Temelkuran in the category of freedom of the press.
Letizia presented the awards in this, its 21st edition, which highlights the defense of freedom of expression and ethical commitment as its motto.
The awards are endowed with 20,000 euros and a sculpture by Martín Chirino. The jury was made up of executives from the newspaper El Mundo and other experts.
With these acts, the King and Queen of Spain showed their support for culture and journalism, pillars of a democratic society.