The Centre Collection covers a broad chronological range, allowing us to determine the milestones in José Guerrero’s career as an artist.

As vestiges of his years of training in Granada, Madrid and the various parts of Europe he travelled through, four works have been chosen to exemplify the artist’s fundamental concerns and the influences of his early teachers. La aparición [The Apparition] (1946), Panorámica de Roma [Panorama of Rome] (1948) and Dos hilanderas [Two Spinners] (1948) contain very clear references to Matisse, as regards the use of colour, and also show the influence of Picasso’s cubism, all within the framework of the figurative renovation he attempted on concluding his studies.