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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

Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection

Autor:
Ivan Kliun
Título:
Composition
Fecha:
1917
Técnica:
Oil on canvas
Medidas:
88 x 69 cm
Úbicacion:
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid
Numero de inventario
INV. Nr. 625 (1977.102)

More information about this work




“The nature that was ornamented by the Neo-Realists and the Neo-Impressionists was torn to pieces by Futurism . Suprematism has carefully painted these benumbed forms with different colours and presents them as a new art,” wrote Kliun in 1919. Ivan Kliun always remained faithful to his interest in depicting abstract forms and, unlike Suetin and other Suprematists , never turned towards the applied arts. In 1907 he had met Kazimir Malevich, who painted his portrait in 1913, and collaborated with him in 1916 in establishing the Supremus group and the magazine with the same name. However he soon eschewed the Suprematist models and developed a particular interest in the French purism of Léger and Ozenfant. Without abandoning the geometric structures of Suprematism or its plastic dogma, according to which independent geometric surfaces floated in space creating a sensation of the infinite, Kliun’s painting evolved towards compositions in which the essential element was the effect of luminescence.

The present Composition, executed in 1917, attests to the artist’s pursuit of a rational explanation of “colour, form, light and texture” through contrasts of light.

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