The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum offers a comprehensive look at the history of European painting from its beginnings in the thirteenth century until the last decades of the twentieth century. Through a chronological journey, visitors can follow the movements and streams of the painting, starting from the early Italians until late Surrealism and the development of the Pop sensibility in the Sixties. Since June 2004 the Museum has been enriched with new rooms, the Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza, exceptionally completing some of the most outstanding chapters in the permanent collection, such as the Netherlands in the seventeenth century, landscape painting , impressionism, early twentieth century avant-garde, most notably, the Fauvism and German Expressionism.
This is the first monographic exhibition dedicated to the Impressionist painter Camille Pissarro (1830-1903) to be held in Spain. A key figure within Impressionism (he wrote the movement’s foundational letter and was the only one of its artists to take part in all eight Impressionist exhibitions from 1874 to 1886), Pissarro was nonetheless eclipsed by the enormous popularity of his friends and colleagues, in particular Claude Monet. This exhibition, which brings together 80 works from different museums and art collections all over the world, has as its objective to restore Pissarro’s reputation and vindicate him as one of the great pioneers of modern art. The principal focus of attention is landscape painting, the predominant genre in the artist’s oeuvre, and visitors are invited to take a chronological tour of the places where Pissarro lived and painted: villages like Louveciennes, Pontoise and Éragny, and cities like Paris, London, Rouen, Dieppe and Le Havre, of which he produced some magnificent views during the final stages of his career. Curated by Guillermo Solana, this exhibition will later be shown at CaixaForum in Barcelona.
Visitors will be asked to leave the exhibition rooms 5 minutes before closing time. Please consult opening and closing times before purchasing your ticket.
A Museum guide book containing useful information for visitors is available in Spanish, English, French, German and Italian.