When describing his method of perspective in his treatise De Pictura, Leon Battista Alberti compared a painting with an aperta finestra, an open window. Extending this Albertian metaphor beyond the strictly optical, the new on-line periodical of the Thyssen-Bornemisza collections aims to open a window onto a different world through each work of art.

Open Windows 9
Open Windows 9
December 2019
  • David Hockney and the Memory of Michelangelo.
  • A chance encounter. New information on Balthus’s Card Game
  • The Secret Life of Corot’s Diana Bathing
Open Windows 8
Open Windows 8
October 2017
  • Douglas Cooper, A Cubist Love Story. 
  • The Death of Hyacinthus by Giambattista Tiepolo. 
  • The Rider and the Dream: The relationship between Franz Marc and Wassily Kandinsky through the works they exchanged. 
Open Windows 7
Open Windows 7
May 2016
  • An Exception in European Collecting. Baron Thyssen-Bornemisza and Nineteenthcentury American Painting.
  • “The New Mechanism for Picture Making” Early Works by Raoul Dufy in the Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection. 
  • Cézanne: Portrait of a Peasant, 1905–6.
  • Lucio Fontana between Venice and Milan: Spatial Concept, Venice Was All in Gold.
  • El tío Paquete:: Goya’s Prefiguration of Esperpento. 
Open Windows 6
Open Windows 6
December 2014
  • The Macabre in the Work of Hans Baldung Grien.
  • Rousseau and Fontainebleau, beyond Brushes.
  • Camille Pissarro: Rue Saint-Honoré in the Afternoon, Effect of Rain, 1897.
  • New Sources for the Study of A Grandmother.  
Open Windows 5
Open Windows 5
April 2014
  • 400th Anniversary of the birth of Gerrit Dou.
  • Anatomy of the muse: In Misia´s Footsteps.
  • Emilio Castelar, Gustave Arosa and Paul Gauguin.
  • Giacometti and Portrait of a Woman.
Open Windows 4
Open Windows 4
May 2012
  • The Story behind the Research: Matta and the Open Cube.
  • Matta: when the invisible reveals itself.
  • Watteau’s Vision of the Commedia dell’Arte.
Open Windows 3
Open Windows 3
February 2011
  • Gaspar van Wittel, The Piazza Navona: episodes, scenes and characters on a market day. 
  • Composition of Iván Kliun. A revolutionary painting. 
  • A new attribution for Prison. Tatiana Glebova and the working methods of the Masters of Analytical Art.
Open Windows 2
Open Windows 2
October 2010
  • Thyssen and Ketterer: two friends and a collection.
  • Bronzino and Cosimo I de’Medici. The Power of an Image.
  • Corot: Solitude. 
  • The Madonna of the Village. World War II and the Rescue of Works by Chagall
  • “Art comes out to engage with life”. 
Open Windows 1
Open Windows 1
June 2010
  • Other ways of seeing. Baron Thyssen and Lucian Freud’s Atelier.
  • Floods.
  • A wartime Artist. Henry Moore and his Shelter Drawings.
  • History of a Portrait: New information on the provenance of David Lyon by Sir Thomas Lawrence.
  • Evening by Edvard Munch. Towards an image of melancholy.