Impressionist and Moderns…CaixaForum, Madrid….Impresionistas y Modernos


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The Phillips Collection arrived to Madrid: CaixaForum presents Impressionist and Modern,

Now, the great exhibition that explores one of the finest impressionist collections, arrives to Madrid after the stop in Barcelona.
“A small, intimate museum combined with an experiment station”. That is how, in 1926, Duncan Phillips (1886-1966) defined what was to be the first gallery devoted to modern art in the United States, and which opened in Washington D.C. in 1921.
Today, The Phillips Collection is recognised around the world for its rich holdings of the finest Impressionist, modern and contemporary art. Now, at CaixaForum Madrid, in cooperation with ”la Caixa” Foundation, this institution, which is celebrating its ninety-fifth anniversary, presents Impressionist and Modern, an exceptional selection of sixty paintings by forty-four essential artists from the last two centuries, including Picasso, Manet, Monet, Degas, van Gogh, Cézanne, Courbet, Matisse, Modigliani, Braque, Pollock, O’Keeffe and Rothko.
Together, these masterpieces create a show that gives visitors insight into some of the key movements that evolved from the nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century, from Realism and Romanticism to Impressionism, Cubism and Abstract Expressionism.
The show also enables us to learn about the history of the collection and its founder, Duncan Phillips. Phillips was a pioneer, passionate about the art of his time, who, trusting in his own instinct to detect talent, built up a collection that has become famed around the world

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Esta muestra recorrerá los nombres de los principales maestros de la pintura desde el romanticismo hasta el expresionismo abstracto a través de las obras de Manet, Courbet, Sisley, Van Gogh, Degas, Picasso, Modigliani, Kandinski, Pollock y Rothko, entre otros, todas procedentes de la Phillips Collection, una de las mayores colecciones de los Estados Unidos en arte moderno y vanguardias.
La muestra está estructurada en seis bloques, desde el romanticismo hasta el expresionismo abstracto. Contar con los nombres más influyentes de cada uno de estos movimientos es un hito en la programación expositiva con el que se puede contar en muy pocas ocasiones, una oportunidad excepcional para poder contemplar las obras principales de la historia de la pintura de los últimos 200 años. En palabras de Duncan Phillips, “el espíritu compartido por artistas de diferentes lugares del mundo y épocas distintas nos demuestra que el arte es un lenguaje universal”.
Una oportunidad excepcional de que el visitante pueda contemplar las obras maestras de la colección Phillips Collection de Washigton, de donde sale en muy pocas ocasiones.

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