Alma-Tadema and Victorian Painting
in the Pérez-Simón Collection
From 25 June to 12 October 2014 (extended closing date)
From 26 February to 02 June 2013
The fifth edition in the series <exchanging gazes> focuses on the depiction of everyday life in painting. Interior scenes. Women and Daily Life brings together a selection of ten works from the Museum’s Permanent Collection that share an interest in depicting scenes of everyday, family and private life. Thematically and formally related but from different periods and places, these works establish a dialogue that will allow visitors to appreciate part of the evolution of a pictorial genre in 17th-century Holland at a time when views of interiors became an independent pictorial genre. The exhibition also includes examples of 18th-century French painting, which popularised images of women in private spaces, and the depiction of domestic scenes in the 19th- and early 20th- centuries.
This new installation is on display in the Balcony Gallery on the first floor, which has direct access from the Main Hall. Entry is free.