From Canaletto to Kandinsky. Masterworks from the Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection
Curated by Tomàs Llorens, this exhibition offers a selection of 85 works from the almost 400 that made up then the Baroness Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza's private Collection. It was dedicated to the period going from from the 18th Century to the beginning of the 20th Century, and more specifically to landscapes and genre paintings. The itinerary designed led from views of Venice painted by Canaletto and Guardi, or works by the great masters os Spanish genre and realist painting -from Goya to Sorolla or Joaquin Mir-, to landscapes by the main exponents of French Impressionism and Post-Impressionism (Monet, Pissarro, Gauguin, Toulouse-Lautrec, etc.), including an important selection of the 19th Century North American school. The itinerary ends in a room dedicated to art and the turn of the century, showing important works by Picasso, Kandinsky and Nolde, amongst others. Of great relevance is the chance to admire for the first time four marble sculptures by Rodin, commissioned from the French sculptor by August Thyssen, the grandfather of Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza.