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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
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Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection

Autor:
Walter Sickert
Título:
La Giuseppina. The Ring
Fecha:
1903-4
Técnica:
Oil on canvas
Medidas:
45.7 x 38.2 cm
Úbicacion:
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid
Numero de inventario
INV. Nr. 759 (1981.74)

More information about this work




During his stay in Venice from autumn 1903 to summer 1904, the British painter Walter Sickert painted a series of female portraits, mostly in indoor settings showing the subjects seated on the flowerpatterned armchair of his house on the Calle dei Frati . The portrait of Giuseppina in the Thyssen-Bornemisza collection is directly related to other works for which the same young woman had posed — such as the seated Giuseppina — and to Carolina, another of his favourite models, who is depicted in The Venetian Shawl . In all these paintings the sitters are placed in an armchair parallel to the picture plane, and there is a shadow on the left, the same range of dull colours is also used and the manner of modelling contours and juxtaposing colours is also similar. Whereas in the painting of Carolina what gave the painting substance was the shawl covering her shoulders, in the Giuseppina in the collection the painter emphasises the ring at which the young woman gazes with outstretched hand. Furthermore, the casual air the scene has about it and the manner in which the figure is set against a background without depth indicate the influence of Degas.

Paloma Alarcó

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