Caillebotte, painter and gardener in Thyssen-Bornemisza

thyssenGustave Caillebotte is one of the leading characters among the Impressionists, and now you have the chance to get to know him even better in the Thyssen-Bornemisza museum in Madrid during this temporary exhibition.

This exhibition launched in July 2016 and will be avilable for visitors all the way till October 30th. Here you can read the official information about this exhibition from the official website of the museum:

About the exhibition:

“Caillebotte, painter and gardener, an exhibition organised in collaboration with the Musée des impressionismes Giverny – shown between 25 March and 3 July 2016 – offers an in-depth analysis of the theme of the garden in the artist’s work as well as Caillebotte’s relationship with Claude Monet. The exhibition is organised into four sections that focus on the places where the artist lived and worked: Haussmann’s Paris: a mineral universe; Summers at Yerres: 1861-1879; The Seine and trips to Normany: 1880-1888; and Le Petit-Gennevilliers: 1888-1894.

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Edvard Munch exhibition in Madrid 2015

Munch museumThere will be a major exhibition on Edvard Munch in Madrid in the autumn of 2015. That will be the very first time since 1984 that the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza will host a major exhibition on one of the most influential Norwegian painter, Edvard Munch. Edvard Munch was a Norwegian painter and printmaker who had a huge impact on the German Expressionism in the early 20th century. One of his best know painting is The Scream from 1893.

So the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza will give home to the exhibition on Edvard Munch in which more than 80 paintings of him will be shown to the visitors. At the exhibition visitors will have the chance to have a closer look on the most beautiful and breathtaking art works of Munch and you can also follow and discover the various periods of the painter. The exhibition will study the different styles and techniques the painter used on his paintings.

The exhibition on Edvard Munch will be shown at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid from the 6th October 2015 to the 17th January 2016.

Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza
Paseo del Prado, 8, 28014 Madrid, Spain

For more information on the exhibition and the museum please visit the official site.

For an earlier Munch exhibition, check out the Munch and Van Gogh exhibition in Oslo lasting until September 2015.

Exhibition on Raoul Dufy

Dufy MadridThere is a major exhibition shown on Raoul Dufy at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid from February to the middle of May in 2015.

Raoul Dufy was a French Fauvist painter who was born in 1877 and he died in 1953. He is best known for his unique colourful and decorative style he developed which became a really popular design of ceramics and textiles. This is the first major exhibition only dedicated to the French painter in Madrid since 1989 and the exhibition presents over 93 art works of the painter. The exhibition shows a wide range of various art works of Dufy including watercolours, drawings, oil paintings as well as ceramics and textiles which were designed by the French artist himself during his career. The exhibition follows the development of Dufy’s paintings and it is divided into four sections, his early work, the period of Cubism, the period of the textile and ceramics design and finally his mature period. The exhibition on Raoul Dufy takes place at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid from 17th February to 17th May in 2015.

Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza
Paseo del Prado, 8, 28014 Madrid, Spain

For more information on the exhibition and the museum check the official site.

American Impressionism in Thyssen-Bornemisza

After the exhibition of the French impressionism in New York in 1886 which was organized by an art dealer called Paul Durand-Ruel, many American artist were inspired by the new techniques seen on the paintings. Many of the artists decided to go and visit the home of the new trend, Paris.

American ImpressionismThe first exhibition will take place in Spain to focus on the spread of the impressionism in the USA. The exhibition has approximately 60 paintings which will be analyzed how the American artists discovered impressionism in the 1880s and 1890s and how they interpreted their own new style they developed around the 1900.

The exhibition will be open first at the Musèe des Impresionnismes Giverny in France in the spring of 2014 then it will move to Edinburgh, Scotland to the National Galleries of Scotland in the summer. From November it can be seen in Madrid, Spain at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemissza.

The exhibition will be shown from 4th November until 1st February in 2015.

If you come to Madrid before this time and look for another cool exhibition, read about the Pop Art exhibition currently on display in Thyssen-Bornemisza.

Pop Art Myths in Thyssen-Bornemisza

Pop art first appeared in the late 1950 and the early 1960s and it was one of the most liberating moments of art. It was a new way of expressing art by demolishing the heroic vision of the previous avant-garde movements in the new culture and technology at the time.

Pop Art in Madrid

Pop art brought an end to the division between ‘low’ and ‘high’ culture. In pop art everything could became art and every image could be recycled. It offered a new meaning of the images and art in the contemporary culture.

Pop art was an innovative movement, on one hand it led to a new path to post modernity and on the other it was oriented towards the past. It had the desire to connect tradition by using new artistic ways with images from the television, advertising and comic books.

The exhibition takes place in Madrid in the Mueso Thyssen-Bornemissza from 10th June until 14th September 2014. The museum is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10.00 to 22.00 and from Sunday until Monday from 10.00 until 19.00 in the evening. The entrance fee for the exhibition for adults is 11euros but there are reduced tickets for children, students as well.

As you notice it is only 14 days left of this exhibition, so if you want to see it, make sure to visit the Thyssen Bornemisza museum within the coming two weeks!

Gauguin and the Voyage to the Exotic

Gauguin and the Voyage to the Exotic“Gauguin and the Voyage to the Exotic – A round-trip journey to the exotic in Modernism.” This is the title of a very interesting exhibition currently on display in the Thyssen-Bornemissza museum in Madrid. This exhibition displays the work of Gauguin and how a trip to Tahiti so much influenced him and this works. This is an amazing exhibition if you are a fan of Gauguin and his works and you should for sure not pity the 10 Euro entrance fee to this exhibition.

This was first put on display on October 9th and will be on display until January 13th in 2013. The curator is Paloma Alarcó and he has done a great job in setting all of this together. We can warmly recommend this!

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Ps: Do not forget that the museum is closed on Mondays, so if you want to visit the Gauguin and the Voyage to the Exotic in Thyssen-Bornemissza museum you need to visit the place between Tuesday and Sunday. In general the museum is open from 10.00 until 19.00. Enjoy!

Edward Hopper exhibition

Edward Hopper (1882-1967) is one of the greatest painters of the modern art. He graduated in the New York School of Art, and from the beginning he was eager to find his own ways and his personal style. The exhibition has two parts, the first one covers the early years, the training period (1920-1924) and the second part is showing his works after 1925. The exhibition takes place in the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid, between the 12th of June and the 16th of September this year!

Edward Hopper
12th June-16th Sept 2012
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid

Berthe Morisot: The woman impressionist

Berthe Morisot
Berthe Morisot

Though the exhibition will soon end, you still have a chance (until February 12th) to see this interesting exhibition in the Thyssen-Bornemisza museum. Berthe Morisot was the first female painter to join the ranks of the Impressionists, taking part in the legendary First Impressionist Exhibition of 1874 and in other subsequent ones of the group. More than thirty works from the Musée Marmottan Monet will be shown alongside others from the Thyssen collections.

Berthe Morisot: The woman impressionist
From 15 November 2011 to 12 February 2012
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

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