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White Night 2014: Free entry to the Museum10 de mayo de 2014
Date and time:
10 May 2014 Time 08:00 pm to 02:00am
Free entry to the Permanent Collection
Once again the Museum will be celebrating the annual White Night, inviting you to share a night of art and culture this Saturday, 10 May. Fantastical stories and tales provide the theme for the event, now in its 7th year and on this occasion entitled Once upon a Time.
Visitors will be able to see the Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection, comprising an impressive group of works that opens with Old Masters and continues with a series of sections that together offer a comprehensive vision of the genres characteristic of 19th-century Spanish painting, with a particular emphasis on Andalucía.
The Collection grows. Recent acquisitions
Eighteen works of different styles and periods swell the Museo Carmen Thyssen Collection with themes as important as Orientalism, the portrait or the nude. This presentation reaffirms the character of the Permanent Collection and proves that this is a living, constantly growing museum. As regards genre painting, the new acquisitions include examples from the Madrid and Seville schools, with works by such masters as Eugenio Lucas Velázquez, Eugenio Lucas Villaamil, Manuel Cabral Aguado Bejarano, Rafael Benjumea, José Roldán and Manuel Barrón y Carrillo.
An artist new to the Collection is the Valencian genre painter Prudencio Herreros Amat, while précieux painting is represented by Vicente Palmaroli. The colour and light typical of Sorolla can be seen in paintings by two of his disciples, Manuel Benedito and Julio Vila y Prades, both of whom have also been included in the Collection for the first time. Gonzalo Bilbao is also present with three new works displaying his loose, vibrant brushstrokes. And the work of two interesting, relatively unknown 20th-century artists, José Bardasano and Evaristo Valle, also joins the Collection for the first time.
Palacio de Villalón
Plaza Carmen Thyssen (c/Compañía 10)