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Ingres
MADRID, SPAIN  •  Museo Nacional del Prado  •  24 November 2015 - 27 March 2016
 

The heir to Raphael and Poussin, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres’ work anticipates both Picasso and anatomical distortion in art, inspiring the revitalisation of the 19th-century European art schools, particularly the Spanish.

The exhibition offers a precise chronological presentation of Ingres’ work but also pays particular attention to his complex relationship with portraiture (characterised byhis simultaneous rejection and admiration for it), which is juxtaposed with his ongoing aim of being primarily recognised as a history painter.



Museo Nacional del Prado Website


Contact: Museo Nacional del Prado
Paseo del Prado
28014 Madrid
Tel: (34) 91 330 28 00

<SPAN class=pie>George Catlin: <EM>Pa-ris-ka-roó-pa, Two Crows, a Chief</EM>, 1832. Óleo sobre lienzo, 73,7 x 60,9 cm Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C. Donación de Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr. </SPAN>
George Catlin: Pa-ris-ka-roó-pa, Two Crows, a Chief, 1832. Óleo sobre lienzo, 73,7 x 60,9 cm Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C. Donación de Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.
The Illusion of the American Frontier
MADRID, SPAIN  •  Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza  •  3 November 2015 - 7 February 2016
 
 

The Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza is presenting an exhibition which, for the first time in Spain, sets out to trace the footsteps of the artists who explored the American West in the nineteenth century, taking up the challenge of showing its unknown and exotic scenery and depicting the American Indians’ ways of life that were disappearing before their eyes as a result of an ideological, political, military and colonising effort. These artists very soon helped create an ‘illusion’ of the Wild West, combining Romantic enthusiasm and genuine admiration with the clichés, prejudice and expectations that clouded the white man’s gaze. This image shaped the myth of the savage Indian living on the prairies in communion with nature – a far cry from the vision that was popularised years later by movies, which focused on showing the point of view of the colonisers and the hardship and dangers they had to contend with.



Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza Website


Contact: Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza
Paseo del Prado, 8,
28014 Madrid, Spain




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