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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:
Femme de profil à l’éventail, 1964, illustrations for the book Le Carmen des Carmen by Prosper Mérimée and Louis Aragon
Fecha:
1964
Ubicacion:
Fundación Bancaja Collection
© Sucesión Pablo Picasso, VEGAP, Madrid, 2014

Biography and Works

Author:
Otto Müller
Born/Dead:
Liebau, 1874-Breslau, 1930
Date:
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Biography




Born in the village of Liebau in the Sudetes mountains, the German painter Otto Müller trained as a lithographer at a workshop in the town of Gölitz, in Silesia. He went to Dresden in 1894 to study at the Kunstakademie and moved to Berlin in 1908. There he was involved in the establishment of the Neue Sezession during 1910 and met some of the members of the Expressionist group Die Brücke (The Bridge), which he joined. In 1911 he travelled to various places with Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Erich Heckel, including Bohemia and the island of Fehrmarn in the Baltic Sea. The three of them exhibited in two of the group’s important shows: at the Galerie Arnold in Dresden in 1910 and at Fritz Gurlitt’s gallery in Berlin in 1912. In 1919, after being discharged from the army, he moved to Breslau, where he taught at the Kunstakademie until his death in 1930

Müller. sought harmony between man and nature. The Arcadian tone of his works is a far cry from the interests of the rest of the Die Brücke artists, who were much more concerned with the everyday world and the perception of early twentieth-century cosmopolitan life. After travelling to Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary during the 1920s, he produced many works portraying people belonging to the gypsy ethnic group, which fuelled the legend of his possible gypsy origins

His. work, which he rarely dated and of which he destroyed an indeterminate part, was notable for its use of line and pursuit of the two-dimensional quality of the canvas. His interest in achieving a matte result in his painting drove him to experiment with tempera, an aspect in which he influenced the rest of the group

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