Carmen Thyssen, Guillermo Solana and Lourdes Moreno before the opening. Á. CABRERA
Title: ‘Courbet, Van Gogh, Monet, Léger. From naturalist landscapes to the avant-garde in the Carmen Thyssen Collection’.
When: October 4th to April 20th, open from Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 8pm.
Where: The Carmen Thyssen museum (Calle Compañía, 10) Malaga.
Tickets: 4 euros for adults and 2.50 for students and over-65s for just the temporary exhibit or 8 euros and 4.50 for access to the permanent exhibit as well.
Over 40 works from artists such as Monet, Van Gogh and Léger are on display at the Carmen Thyssen Museum in the new temporary exhibition.
The collection is from the 19th and early 20th centuries and works range from naturalist landscapes to the avant-garde in an exhibit described as the Carmen Thyssen’s “most ambitious project” to date.
Claude Monet’s impressionist landscape ‘Low tide at Varengeville’ from 1882 is the standout piece in the collection. The more avant-garde pieces are headed by Fernand Léger’s ‘The Bridge’ from 1923 which depicts fragments of a city and 3-D curves that symbolise modern life.
According to the museum’s artistic director, Lourdes Moreno, this particular Léger piece has added importance because it influenced and “was utilised by the avant-garde movements”. It was from around this period that Léger became more abstract.
The exhibition is split into five sections with the “montage centering around the transition from late romanticism to modernity” and thus linking the Monet landscape painting to Léger’s abstract art.
“Important international museums have fought over some of these paintings,” said Guillermo Solana, artistic director of the Thyssen-Bornemisza musuem in Madrid.