Produced by Shanghai Lujiazui (Group) Co., Ltd. and co-organized by Museum of Art Pudong (MAP) and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza of Madrid, The Greats of Six Centuries: Masterpieces from the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza will open to the public on June 22, 2023.
The exhibition features a selection of 70 paintings from the collection of Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, spanning six centuries. Those paintings present a spectacular view of Western art from the Renaissance to Post-War European and American Art, leading viewers to gain insights into how the lifestyles and social landscape of the Western world have evolved over the past six hundred years.
The exhibition brings together the works of many great masters, including Raphael, Pieter Hendricksz de Hooch, Peter Paul Rubens, Canaletto, Édouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, Marc Chagall, and Georgia O'Keeffe. Meanwhile, a wide range of painting styles and genres from different times are included, such as Renaissance Portraiture, the Golden Age of Painting in the Netherlands, Vedutismo, French Realism and Impressionism, Expressionism and Cubism, Pop Art, Abstract Art, Russian Avant-garde, and American Realism.
Highlights of the exhibition include Portrait of a Young Man, The Stevedores in Arles, Venus and Cupid, Horsewoman Full-Face (L'Amazone). This is the first time Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza of Madrid presents its collections in China and marks the first large-scale oversea exhibition since its establishment.
About Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza opened to the public for the first time in 1992. The family tradition of collecting was established when August Thyssen commissioned marble sculptures from Auguste Rodin. Afterward, with the continuous efforts of the next two generations of Baron Thyssen, the collection became known for its around 800 paintings by prestigious names in the history of Western painting.
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza together with the Museo Nacional del Prado and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía forms the famous "Golden Triangle of Art" in Madrid.
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