If one area within the Krugier-Poniatowski collection should be singled out, it would undoubtedly be that of 'nineteenth-century drawings, particularly French ones. The works within this gróup provide a complete panorama of the various movements and personalities which would lead on to modern art. Ingres, Géricault, Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Degas, Paul Cézanne, Van Gogh, Georges Seurat and Toulouse-Lautrec are among the artists whose work will be on show. Also included are two of the most important figures of twentieth-century art: Paul Klee and Picasso. Both are representes by a sizeable group of drawings which allows for an overview of their entire artistic careers.

The exhibition has previously been seen at the Kupferstichkabinett in Berlin and the Peggy Guggenheim Museum, Venice, but the Madrid version of the exhibition will show some different drawings as well as sculptures and a section devoted to paintings.

Given the characteristics,of this unique collection, in which five centuries of the history of art are brought together, a special presentation has been devised. Thus, rooms in which drawings are shown thematically, such as Fifteenth-century Italy, the Baroque, or landscape, alternate with rooms devoted to a particular artist, such as Goya, Géricault and Paul Klee. The interplay set up by the lines and shadings of the different drawings creates a framework for the visitor to look at works by Picasso, Giacometti and Rembrandt together in one space.

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