Spanish Painting at the Guggenheim

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Maybe it’s because I’ll be in Madrid next semester, maybe it’s because I love art history, or maybe it’s because I ride the subway every day, but for whatever reason, I noticed a poster for a fabulous new exhibit at the Guggenheim on the A train yesterday.  The exhibit, at the Guggenheim from November 17th through March 28th, examines Spanish painting from the 16th through the 20th century.  Here’s a word from the Guggenheim Museum website:

"Spanish Painting from El Greco to Picasso: Time, Truth, and History brings together for the first time works by the great Spanish masters of the 16th through the 20th centuries: Francisco de Zurbaran, Diego Velazquez, Bartolome Esteban Murillo, Francisco de Goya, Juan Gris, Salvador Dali, Joan Miro, and many others, as well as El Greco and Pablo Picasso.  Unlike other overviews that display paintings in a strictly chronological order, this exhibition is broken into fifteen distinct sections, each based on a theme running through the past five centuries of Spanish culture.  These thematic axes highlight affinities between the art of the old masters and that of the modern era, and challenge conventional art histories that would seek to separate them".

Check it out.  I know I will!  Again, for more info, look to the exhibit website.



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