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Alma-Tadema and Victorian Painting
in the Pérez-Simón Collection

From 25 June to 12 October 2014 (extended closing date)



Autor:
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
Título:
The Roses of Heliogabalus (detail)
Fecha:
1888
Técnica:
Oil on canvas
Medidas:
132.7 x 214.4 cm

Ubicacion:
Pérez-Simón Collection, Mexico

Carmen in Spanish collections

From 7 October until 9 November 2014

Special Collaborative Exhibition. Free entry



Autor:
Pablo Picasso
Título:
Illustrations for Le Carmen des Carmen by Prosper Mérimée and Louis Aragon>
Fecha:
1964
Ubicacion:
Bancaja Collection, Valencia
© Sucesión Pablo Picasso, VEGAP, Madrid, 2014

Biography and Works

Author:
Hundertwasser
Born/Dead:
Vienna, 1928-New Zealand, 2000
Date:
Works

Biography




Fatherless from an early age, the Austrian artist Hundertwasser was brought up by his mother, who was of Jewish origin, in dire poverty and in the claustrophobic climate of Nazi domination. In 1948, after the Second World

War ended, he began to attend painting classes at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste, though he dropped out of school after a few months as he found the course boring and lacking in substance. That year he visited the exhibitions of Egon Schiele at the Albertina and Walter Kampmann, which greatly influenced him. He moved to Paris in 1950 with the intention of furthering his studies, only to abandon them. Thenceforward he began to make various trips that took him all over the world. His first solo exhibition was held at the Kunstverein in Vienna in 1952, followed by another at the Studio Paul Facchetti in Paris two years later. Since then his work was frequently shown

Hundertwasser’s. oeuvre, which appears to bear the imprint of the Viennese decorative art connected with the Jugendstil and Central European Expressionism, gradually turned towards an abstraction which, however, always retained some figurative elements. His works, with luminous colours, are notable for the use of the spiral and other features that infused them with symbolic meanings linked to his desire to seek the regeneration of the human being

Hundertwasser. also produced graphic works and developed an interest in town planning and architecture, which he wished to transform into something organic and ornamented vis-à-vis the prevailing functionalism. Many of his projects were executed, such as the Hundertwasserhaus in Vienna

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