De'Longhi Print Room (Free entry)
The Spanish poet and dramatist Federico García Lorca was one of the first victims of the Spanish Civil War who was murdered by pro-Franco militias during the early Nationalist uprisings in Granada in 1936. To coincide with a season examining British artists' responses to the conflict, the exhibition in the De'Longhi print room presents the print portfolio 'Eleven Poems by Federico Garcia Lorca' by the celebrated British abstract artist Terry Frost. Created over five decades after Lorca's death, the portfolio was inspired by some of his most significant writings including Lament for Ignacio Sanchez Mejias (1935) and poems taken from Book of Poems (1921) Songs (1921-24) and Gypsy Ballads (1924-1927). Frost's etchings are presented alongside the corresponding poems by Lorca, exploring their shared fascination with nature, death and the 'Duende', a concept in Spanish culture that refers to the heightened state of emotion required for artistic invention.