Carmen Thyssen Málaga Museum
Carmen Thyssen Malaga Museum, opened on March 24, 2011, which houses theCarmenThyssen-Bornemisza Collection, is located in thePalacio deVillalón, a 16th-century town palace on Calle Compañía, inthe historic center ofthe city.The Museum"s Permanent Collection comprises around 230 works, offering an outstanding and exceptionally coherent survey of 19th-century Spanish art,with a particular focus on Andalusia.
From its outset, the Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection has been characterised by its wide-ranging scope and the rigorous quality of its approach. Reflecting the personal tastes of Baroness Thyssen, the collection of 19th-century Spanish art and in particular of Andalusian painting constitutes a remarkably coherent group of works. As a result, the Collection housed in the Palacio de Villalón will considerably enrich our vision of 19th-century Spanish and Andalusian painting, marking a new milestone in the study and appreciation of these areas of art.
The display opens with a work dating from a century and a half earlier, in the form of a magnificent Saint Marina (1640-1650) by Zurbarán, one of the greatest and most characteristic painters of the Spanish Golden Age. The visit to the Collection concludes with dazzling examples of works by Sorolla and Zuloaga painted at the height of their careers by two artists located at the forefront of the new international recognition of Spanish art in the early 20th century at a time when Picasso was already beginning to triumph in Paris.
The Permanent Collection is structured around the work of leading 19th-century Spanish artists who focused on formulating their own particular artistic idioms rather than participating in the official art circles represented by the National Exhibitions. As a result of their endeavours, Spanish art embarked on its own particular path towards modernity. The core of the collection comprises works by painters such as Valeriano Domínguez-Becquer, Eugenio Lucas Velázquez, José Jiménez Aranda, Mariano Fortuny, Raimundo de Madrazo, EliseuMeifrén, José Moreno Carbonero, Aureliano de Beruete, Carlos de Haes, Marti i Alsina, Ignacio Pinazo, Muñoz Degraín, Modest Urgell, Ricard Canals, Ramón Casas, Francisco Iturrino, López Mezquita, Emilio Sala, CecilioPla, Darío de Regoyos, Julio Romero de Torres, Joaquín Sorolla and Ignacio Zuloaga, all leading names in 19th-century Spanish art.
The Museum will be presenting a rigorous program of temporary exhibitions that will focus on the 19th century, in addition to other related cultural and educational activities.
- Adapted for people with disabilities
- Member of Costa del Sol Tourist Board
- Located in an urban area
- English spoken
- Audio guides
- Explanatory leaflets
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