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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:
Alvise Vivarini
Born/Dead:
Venice, 1442/43-1503/5
Date:
Works

Biography




The Vivarini were a family of Venetian painters. Son of Antonio and nephew of Bartolomeo, Alvise trained in the family workshop. His style is based on the linearity, compositional models and iconography used by other family members, particularly at the outset of his career. Alvise’s style evolved and reveals his knowledge of the work of Giovanni Bellini, Antonello da Messina and Andrea Mantegna, and his early works look to Mantegna’s clearly defined forms and definition of space. Vivarini’s figures became notably well modeled although he continued to use hard, exaggerated outlines, albeit softened by the interaction between the figures

Following. his training in Venice, Vivarini’s first work as an independent painter is a polyptych painted for the convent of Montefiorentino of 1476 (Galleria Nazionale delle Marche, Urbino). Also from this period is Saint Jerome (National Gallery of Art, Washington), a painting that reflects an evolution in his style as well as the work of Bellini in the treatment of the light and landscape. In the 1480s Vivarini replaced his linear approach with a more volumetric style in which the light defines and models the figures. During this period he focused on the theme of the Sacra Conversazione, in which he was notably innovative, using the traditional horizontal format to investigate Renaissance principles of spatial construction, while the figures and light are imbued with a remarkably poetic quality. From the 1590s onwards Vivarini focused his activities on Venice, where he participated in the decoration of the Scuola di San Marco. The Risen Christ of 1498 in the church of San Giovanni in Bragora in Venice is a clear example of his late style in which the figures are painted in a more dynamic manner. Influenced by Antonello da Messina, Vivarini also painted portraits, including Portrait of a Man in the National Gallery, London

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