The endless drawing. 50 years of contribution to the Spanish graphic humour

04 OCT — 10 DEC 2017


Francisco Martínmorales (Almería, 1946) is a draftsman, a member of the Golden Generation  of the XXth Century, as Forges, Máximo Peridis and El Roto. His career was developed between Madrid and his country house in the Alpujarra (Granada).

Martínmorales, el dibujo inagotable is an exhibition whose aim is not only to include an overview of his career, but to make a humorous review of the last fifty years of the Spanish History.

The show includes six sections. It begins by El origen fue el mono [First was the monkey] which shows his firsts attempts as a young draftsman and different objects (slides to be projected at the cinema, pottery or his personal notebooks). In La censura [Press censorship] we can see his unpublished drawings, official summons (some of them still closed) and judicial requests received between 1976 and 1978. The following period include his cartoons of Tejero and the 23-F: Qué golpe el de aquel año [Coup d’état]. After that, the Felipismo [Felipism] shows some of the one thousand drawings he dedicated to Felipe González. De Aznar a Bambi [From Aznar to Bambi] covers the political period from José María Aznar to the election of Rodríguez Zapatero. Crisis collects the drawings, most of them published in ABC, from 2007 to 2010, the year when an accident interrupted his career. The exhibition is completed with a gallery of caricatures, an artistic genre in which Martínmorales is an undeniable master.


PUEBLA’S MASTER CLASS: «Dibujando ideas» [«Drawing ideas»] / October, 17, 6 p.m.

JOSE MARÍA NIETO’S MASTER CLASS: «Un ratón me dio 5 segundos» [«A mouse gived me 5 seconds»] / November, 7, 6 p.m.

The classes include theory (the illustrators detail their career) and practice (live drawing). Please book in advance at the Museum: Tel. +34 91 758 83 79 /
Price: € 3