Today the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum celebrates its 20th anniversary.
Thank you for bringing art to our lives!
A new exibition ” Gauguin y el viaje a lo exótico “ starts tomorrow and will focus on the results of the artistic explorations undertaken by artists including Gauguin, Matisse, Kandinsky, Klee and Macke. It will also look at Gauguin’s influence on the German Expressionists and the French Fauves, emphasising his role as the creator of a new and exotic canon, the starting point for the avant-garde artistic idioms that arose in the early decades of the 20th century.
Artists started to acquire an interest in traveling to distant lands at the end of the 19thcentury as a result of the romantic passion for adventure. What had until then been the obligatory Grand Tour was now completed with a trip to North Africa, and the exotic began to be a new way of confronting life. Gaugin is a prime representative of the ineluctable longing for recovered innocence which marks the 19th century.
Open from Oct 9 to January 13.