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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

Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection

Autor:
Pablo Picasso
Título:
Glasses and Fruit
Fecha:
autumn 1908
Técnica:
Oil on panel
Medidas:
27 x 21.6 cm
Úbicacion:
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid
Numero de inventario
INV. Nr. 708 (1978.75)

More information about this work




Glasses and Fruit belongs to an experimental series of ten still lifes that Picasso painted in tempera or oil on small, identically sized panels in the autumn of 1908. Christopher Green believes they should be related to the claustrophobic space of the sous bois landscapes executed in the small village of La Rues-des-Bois near Creil , where he spent the summer with Fernande Olivier . Pierre Daix , however, considers them more Cézannian and more proto-Cubist than those produced in the village in the Île-de-France region and reckons they were painted when he was back in Paris as a result of his reencounter with Braque on returning from L’Estaque.

The work was sold to the Americans Leo and Gertrude Stein through the Paris gallery of the German dealer Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler and, after remaining in the care of Alice B. Toklas for two decades, passed into the collection of the magnate Nelson A. Rockefeller, before being acquired by Baron Thyssen-Bornemisza.

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