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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:
Wassily Kandinsky
Título:
Untitled
Fecha:
1922
Técnica:
Watercolour and ink on paper
Medidas:
26.7 x 36.3 cm
Úbicacion:
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid
Numero de inventario
INV. Nr. 607 (1974.50)

More information about this work




The present watercolour by Kandinsky , dated 1922, is not clearly specified in the handwritten list the artist compiled of his works, but as Vivian E. Barnett states, it was identified by Nina Kandinsky as number 27 on the aforementioned list on the occasion of the exhibition of his work at the Moderne Galerie Otto Stangl in Munich .

The precise style of the painting, which combines freely composed, purely abstract forms and geometric elements such as triangles, circles and straight lines, is fully consonant with Kandinsky’s early period at the Weimar Bauhaus , where he began to teach in mid-1922. Distinguishable on the right among the few recognisable elements of the composition is a highly schematised boat with a triangular sail, which was featured in his early works as a symbol of the Flood . The semi-curved and straight lines, intertwined like swords, bear a resemblance to the forms that make their appearance in the oil painting in the Thyssen-Bornemisza collection entitled In the Bright Oval , painted three years later.

Paloma Alarcó

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