The exhibition covers the first stage (1923-1936) of the periodical publication Revista de Occidente, created by José Ortega y Gasset, as well as its attached publishing house, a fundamental platform of Spanish modernity. Through paintings, drawings, posters, photographs, and some films, as well as books (many of them dedicated, either to Ortega or to other writers), magazines, and correspondence, the story of a decisive moment of modernity is told. Spanish.
The part dedicated to the plastic arts covers the contributions of the graphic collaborators of the publication and its editorial, a truly spectacular list: the Portuguese Almada Negreiros, the Uruguayan Rafael Barradas, Francisco Bores, the Argentine Norah Borges, Ricardo Fuente, Gabriel García Maroto, the Pole Wladyslaw Jahl, Maruja Mallo (who exhibited at the magazine's own premises), Santiago Ontañón, Benjamín Palencia, and Carlos Sáenz de Tejada.
To the above are added with his paintings or drawings, among others, Luis Bagaría, Salvador Dalí (it was in Revista de Occidente where the ode dedicated to him by Federico García Lorca appeared), Ernesto Giménez Caballero in his role as "literary poster artist", Juan Gris (on whose death Gerardo Diego wrote an essay in the magazine), the English Cristóbal Hall, Leandro Oroz, Timoteo Pérez Rubio, Gregorio Prieto, Gregorio Toledo, Daniel Vázquez Díaz and Ignacio Zuloaga.
Among the photographs in the show, the portraits of Ortega signed by Gisèle Freund and Nicolás Muller stand out. As for films, they will screen "What is Spain?" (1926), by Luis Araquistain and “Cayetano Coll y Cuchí”, and “Esencia de verbena” (1930), by Giménez Caballero.