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Paul Delvaux: A Walk with Love and Death

From 24 February to 07 June 2015

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Autor:
Paul Delvaux
Título:
The Table, 1946
Técnica:
Oil on canvas
Medidas:
86 x 76 cm

Ubicacion:
Private Collection on deposit at Musée d´lxelles, Brusssels
© Foundation Paul Delvaux, Koksijde, Belgium / VEGAP – SABAM – 2015

Zurbarán. A New Perspective

From 9 June to 13 September 2015

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Autor:
Francisco de Zurbarán
Título:
Saint Serapion, 1628
Técnica:
Oil on canvas, 120.2 x 104 cm
Ubicacion:
Hartford, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, CT.
The Ella Gallup Sumner and Mary Catlin Sumner Collection Fund

Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection

Autor:
David Bomberg
Título:
The Dancer
Fecha:
1913
Técnica:
Watercolour and pencil on paper
Medidas:
65.3 x 53.7 cm
Úbicacion:
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid
Numero de inventario
INV. Nr. 472 (1981.17)

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The British painter David Bomberg , who was born into a family of Polish Jews living in London’s East End , started out as an artist when the most radical avant-garde movements were emerging. He studied at the Slade School and in 1913 travelled to Paris , where he met Picasso and Modigliani. The language of the first paintings executed on his return was characterised by great simplification and ambiguous geometrical images that fluctuated between figuration and abstraction . Depictions based on the new machine age sometimes link him to Vorticism , through he never belonged to this movement.

The theme of dance, which is illustrated in the present painting belonging to the Thyssen-Bornemisza collection, was always of particular interest to Bomberg . The first performances of Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes in London from 1911 onwards, his relationship with keen ballet enthusiast Sonia Cohen , and the fact that his first wife Alice Mayes worked for the Kosslov ballet company no doubt influenced his execution of a series on dance between 1913 and 1915. The present watercolour painted with sinuous lines, possibly one of his earliest on this theme, appears to explore the rhythms of the movement of a ballerina in space and is a significant example of the lyricism of the painter’s early abstract works.

Paloma Alarcó

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