The Carmen Thyssen collection can be seen on the ground floor of her museum

Madrid, Jul 30 (EFE) .- After a few weeks of movements of works and painting of rooms, the Thyssen-Bornemisza collection has reopened with a new reorganization that makes the ground floor of the Museum the place where the Carmen collection will be exhibited Thyssen.

This has been explained by the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in a note in which it explains that this collection will be located on the ground floor after the agreement of the contract with the Ministry of Culture, which will be formalized in the coming weeks.

Likewise, this new reorganization will make the second floor of the museum – which will preserve the classic salmon color of its walls – the place where the old masters are shown; while modern painting will occupy the first floor – now painted in white.

This is the “first major reinstallation” of his collection that the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza has undertaken since its inauguration in 1992.

“The new reorganization of ancient painting has fundamentally affected the Dutch school of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries that were on the first floor of the Villahermosa building,” as explained Mar Borobia, head of the museum’s Ancient Painting area, in statements provided by the museum.

In this new order, the visitor will find three rooms dedicated to the landscape; in the first of them, the large painting by Frans Hals has been installed. The urban and Italianate landscape will be the second stop on the tour in room 26, and Ruisdael and the painting of seascapes will occupy room 28. The interiors are exhibited in room 25 and the portraits in room 27.

Room 22 with examples of Italian artists, room 24 where French and British painting meet, and room 29, dedicated to romanticism and Goya, have been set up for 18th century painting.

For her part, Paloma Alarcó, head of the Modern Painting area, has clarified that the reinstallation of the modern painting collection follows a “chronological sequence combined with a few thematic groupings”.

“The tour begins with French Impressionism, Central European Expressionism, the first historical avant-gardes and the development of abstraction. The visit continues with Dadaism, Surrealism and European art from the middle years of the 20th century,” he stated.

Finally, Alarcó concluded, rooms 37, 38 and 39 will propose a “thematic focus on the transformation of the portrait and the representation of the human being during the 20th century”. A selection of American art from the 19th and 20th centuries is also presented, which is a provisional installation until the opening of the exhibition “American Art in the Thyssen Collection” on December 13, 2021.


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