By Mariola Campelo Tenoira
The itinerary Art and Sustainability. Social Challenges from the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection is conceived to encourage sustainable thinking with the permanent collection of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid. Throughout the itinerary, visitors will notice that the works have been selected based on aesthetic-experience criteria interrelating art and sustainable development in terms of ecology, economy and society. To that end, a group of paintings have been brought together to be reinterpreted within a framework under which empathy with environment and sustainability may be generated. These works are not to be considered environmental art but masterpieces of art history allowing links between cultural production, society and sustainable development to be considered from a historical point of view.
This guide is conceived as a resource for self-guided visits by the public and allows exploring the three levels of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and learning about some of the most representative works of the permanent collection.