Following on from Volumes I - III, Volume IV contains 523 works created between 1925 and 1933. These works, which include drawings, paintings and sculptures, have been split according to a series of themes rather than their type. (For example, "Escenas campesinas c. 1928-1930" [Country scenes c. 1928-1930]" and "Maternidades y otras figuras campesinas c 1927-1932" [Mothers and other rural women c. 1927-1932]). In an attempt to better understand the creative process of the artist, every section is preceded by an extensive commentary explaining its significance in art history and discussing each individual work. The volume covers the early years and initial development of the new language of modern metal sculpture, invented by González, and its rising influence in the mid-20th century. One of the chapters is dedicated to the sculptures designed by González while collaborating with Picasso between 1928 and 1932.
All 6 volumes of Julio Gonzale's Catalogue Raisonné of paintings, sculptures and drawings are an ambitious project directed by the Azcona Foundation and the Valentian Institute of Modern Art (IVAM), in wich -for the first time- the entire collection of González's work will be published: 5.000 pieces including sculptures, drawings, gold and silver work, paintings, and composition books.
These books, as well as the entire collection, have been inspired by Consuelo Ciscar, Directress of IVAM, and are the fruit of thorough research and cataloguing works done by Tomàs Llorens, who was Director of the Reina Sofía National Museum and Art Centre, Director of IVAM, and Managing Curator of the Thyssen-Bornemisza.