Painted Architectures

By | December 31, 2015

EP presents works that represent architectures and cities painted either as a main theme or as a background for the representation of various scenes. They are more than 140 paintings, from the Renaissance to the 18th century. The Thyssen Museum in Madrid is preparing what will be its major exhibition in the autumn around the painted architectures face. Sample, carried out in collaboration with the Fundacion Caja Madrid, will be shown from October 18 to January 22, 2012. It is a set of more than 140 paintings, from the Renaissance to the 18th century, representing architectures and cities painted either as a main theme or as a background for the representation of various scenes. The goal is to show the public the evolution of these decorations or architectural scenarios and the range of nuances that would contribute to its independence as a genre already in the 17TH century.

The exhibition, curated by Delfin Rodriguez, Professor of history of art of the University Complutense of Madrid, and Mar Borobia, head of Museum Thyssen-Bornemisza ancient painting conservation, account with works of many of these prestigious artists: Duccio di Buoninsegna, Canaletto, Giovanni Paolo Panini, Tintoretto, Gaspar van Wittel, Hubert Robert, Maerten van Heemskerck or Hans Vredeman de Vries, among others. Architecture and travel linking painting architectures and cities to travel is another fundamental aspect of this project, as well as the architectural solutions and contributions that the artists themselves perform occasionally in his works. According to Delfin Rodriguez, exposure arises as a proposal from reading open to multiple interpretations – almost as many as they themselves propose – representations painted architectures and cities, whether they are actual and historical or ideal, utopian, imaginary, legendary and fantastic. But before and after the historic period that is here contemplated, there was and there has been more figurations and representations of architectures and architectural spaces of cities real and dream, utopian and metaphorical, the truth is that in this extended period they match, with relative consistency, attitudes theoretical, artistic and architectural q EU gather sufficient historical cohesion as to be contemplated as a whole, noted the Commissioner. And soon, Matta previously, the Thyssen Museum host from September 9 a new installation of the permanent collection with works by Chilean artist Matta, who this year celebrates the 100th anniversary of his birth. Matta: The open cube is the title of this exhibition that will remain open until October 23 and consists of five large canvases of the cycle L Honni aveuglant (the dazzling banned) belonging to the Museum’s collection.

She will play the mode in which the artist mounted them in his first presentation to the public at the Galerie Alexandre Iolas in Paris in 1966. Chilean artist presented this series with its system of open cube, a kind of polyptych of the contemporary era that created a box designed to envelop the Viewer. Two of them were displayed horizontally suspended ceiling, closing the gap created by the other three. With this spectacular show, Matta got to immerse the viewer in his pictorial universe, a hermetic universe and hallucinatory, laden with literary, spiritual and artistic rrencias. Source of the news: the Thyssen Museum opens its doors to painted architectures


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