The Region of Madrid collaborates since 2019 with this initiative, conceived to bring art closer to a younger audience. #VersionaThyssen is a competition that the museum is organising, which offer a space for young people between the ages of 18 and 35 to promote and showcase their creative work by re-interpreting paintings from the collection.

Contestants can submit, via Instagram, drawings, illustrations, paintings, collages, video-installations and other genres that can be captured in digital format. In 2020, Fundación Coca-Cola joins the initiative as collaborator.

In 2020, the initiative has also received the Art Explora- Académie de Beaux Arts European Award, which acknowledges the value of #VersionaThyssen as a creative space which brings and bonds culture to new audiences, and allows with its support the exploration of new ways of development during 2021.

In 2019, four editions of the contest were held. As a closure for each one, the jury's decision is announced at a special event where the works of the finalists are on display accompanied by a concert in the museum’s Central Hall. In 2020, four new editions took place, with their corresponding online awards ceremonies.

In 2021 new calls are held. Since its release, #VersionaThyssen received more than 6,500 works.

With the collaboration of:

Comunidad de Madrid
Fundación Coca-Cola
Art Explora

Selection of images

The Nymph at the Fountain. La ninfa de la fuente, c. 1530-1534
@mirandamakaroff (Guest artist #VersionaThyssen I)
Young Knight in a Landscape. Vittore Carpaccio
@_lara_lars_ (Guest artist #VersionaThyssen I)
Portrait of Giovanna Tornabuoni. Retrato de Giovanna Tornabuoni, 1489-1490
@ricardocavolo (Guest Artist #VersionaThyssen I)
Opening night #VersionaThyssen I
Opening night #VersionaThyssen I
Evento nocturno #VersionaThyssen
Concierto en el hall del museo durante el evento nocturno #VersionaThyssen
Un grupo de personas durante el evento nocturno #VersonaThyssen
Tres personas riendo frente a uno de los cuadros del museo
Fotografía varias obras de la edición anterior de #Versionathyssen
Portrait of a Lady wearing the Order of the Swan. Anónimo ALEMÁN h 1490
@alvarogracia (First prize #VersionaThyssen I)
Adam and Eve. Adán y Eva, c. 1507-1508
@richoustin (First prize #VersionaThyssen I)
Portrait of a Man with a Ring. Retrato de un hombre con una sortija, c. 1472-1477
@mariagimenaherrera (First prize #VersionaThyssen II)
Miniatura
@aleramiirezgtz (First prize #VersionaThyssen II)
The Rape of Europa. El rapto de Europa, c. 1640
@collective.sisters (Primer premio #VersionaThyssen III)
Young Peasant with a Flask. Joven campesino con una garrafa, c. 1610
@grater__ (First prize #VersionaThyssen IV)

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Picasso/Lautrec exhibition
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