Laura Torrado | The Fading of Beauty (November 5, 2019 - January 26, 2020)

November 5, 2019

The artist Laura Torrado proposes through the exhibition "The Fading of Beauty" at the National Museum of Decorative Arts in Madrid (Spain) a reflexive dialogue generated from the encounter between her graphic, ceramic and photographic creations and the pieces of the museum. The intention of this encounter of contrasts lies in the tackling of the poetics of the ephemeral and the changing, through the exaltation of beauty as an impulse of convulsive life which, in its transformation, is directed towards decrepitude and vanishment. This story originates from a narrative thread and a rhetoric that we could call the aesthetics or poetics of waste. The idea of constant change in the evolution of matter towards its own extinction is transmitted in a journey of contrasts between collections of decorative arts, created for the everyday environment of past centuries and new visual expressions of the present.