Lecture series Muses, Models and Lovers. Lecture 'A bolero'
The presence of women in the works in the Permanent Collection of the Museo Carmen Thyssen is extensive and wide-ranging. These women enable us to establish a transversal account through which to travel through time across different styles and concepts in art. They represent a crucial period, between the late 19th and early 20th centuries, which saw a radical change in women’s image and social status.
Antonio Cabral Bejarano
Creator of a type of iconography, the bullfighter and the maja, the artist also adopted the bolero. This dance was admired by foreign visitors and by the Spanish public for its complexity and for the sensuality of the Andalusian women who performed it.