Lecture series Muses, Models and Lovers. Lecture 'Summer Days'
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.
During his time in Paris, Vicente Palmaroli spent various summers on the beaches of Trouville-su-Mer in Normandy. This was an area frequented by painters. Appearing on the beach wearing fashionable dress was a symbol of bourgeois taste and sophistication.