Monographic course 'In search of Paradise. A History of idyllic Landscape'
In conjunction with the temporary exhibition Paradises and Landscapes in the Carmen Thyssen Collection. From Brueghel to Gauguin, which presents a survey of landscape painting from the 17th to the mid-19th centuries through major works in the Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection, the Museum has organised a monographic course with the aim of achieving an in-depth focus on the depiction of nature, frequently of an idyllic, picturesque or naturalistic type or as a vehicle for visual innovation.
The course will set out to analyse the evolution of one of the most important genres within art history, namely landscape, from its most idyllic perspective. The starting point will be works characterised by the predominance of nature and a poetic, idealised mode of expression. The concept of landscape painting evolved in parallel with this harmonious vision of the natural world to become a fundamental medium of expression and artistic research through which painters set down their discoveries and manifested their interest in moving forward towards a more modern mode.
The Museo Carmen Thyssen Málaga will benefit from the participation of leading experts on this course who will trace the history of idyllic landscape painting from the Baroque to the 20th century
Thursday 3 May
Paradises and Arcadias. The Idyllic Landscape up to the 18th century
Francisco García Gómez
Titular Profesor of Art History
Universidad de Málaga
Thursday 10 May
Eden on Earth: images
Senior Professor of Art History
Universidad de Málaga
Thursday 17 May
Landscape and Arcadia in 19th-century Spanish Painting
Head of the Department of 19th-century Painting
Museo Nacional del Prado
Thursday 24 May
Westerns. North American Landscape: between Myth and Reality
M. Santos García Felguera
Titular Professor of Art History
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Thursday 31 May
Paul Gauguin, Voyage to the Edge of the World
Curator of Modern Painting
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid
Thursday 7 June
Impressions of Eden
Museo Carmen Thyssen Málaga
This monographic course is included in the collaborative agreement between the Museo Carmen Thyssen Málaga and the Department of Art History of the University of Malaga.
The University of Malaga will award 1 free choice credit to students attending the course.
A certificate of attendance will be award to all participants who request it at the end of the course.
Dates and Times
3 May to 7 June 2012
17 April to 3 May 2012. Tuesdays to Sundays, 10am to 7.30pm, at the Museum’s ticket desk.
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