Culturekiosque Travel Tips Events in Madrid: Current Listings
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
||Museo Nacional del Prado|
Paseo del Prado
Tel: (34) 91 330 28 00
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
||Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza |
Paseo del Prado, 8,
28014 Madrid, Spain
Event selection, descriptions, ratings, page design, and all other
information in these listings
copyright © 2016
Culturekiosque Publications. All rights reserved.
Images are copyright Culturekiosque.com and/or
their original copyright holders.