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Edvard Munch: Archetypes

From 06 October 2015 to 17 January 2016

Early booking is recommended

Edvard Munch
Puberty, 1914-1916
Oslo, Munch-museet

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Zurbarán. A New Perspective
  • Francisco de Zurbarán
  • Saint Casilda ca.1635
  • Oil on canvas 171 x 107 cm
  • Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid


Zurbarán. A New Perspective

From 09 June to 13 September 2015

The exhibition Zurbarán. A New Perspective, offers visitors a carefully chosen survey of the artist’s output, from his earliest commissions to key works from his mature period.

The result is a new vision of this Spanish Golden Age painter from Extremadura through the presence of previously unexhibited canvases or ones recently rediscovered over the past few years and not previously seen in Spain.

A contemporary of Velázquez, Zurbarán’s realistic but mystical vision and his unique manner of approaching his subject matter has made him a key artist whose importance was recognised by modern art trends of the 20th century.

The exhibition juxtaposes his work with that of his most talented pupils, the latter shown together in one gallery, and with that of his son Juan de Zurbarán, represented by his sophisticated still lifes.

Mythological compositions and portraits complete the extensive representation of religious works in the seven galleries of the exhibition, which is jointly curated by Odile Delenda, art historian and specialist in Zurbarán, and Mar Borobia, Head of Old Master Painting at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza.

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