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Cézanne

The Thyssen Museum pays tribute to French Post-Impressionist painter Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) with a major exhibition of his paintings. It is Spain's first show in three decades dedicated t...
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Velázquez and the Family of Philip IV

This blockbuster exhibition at the Prado covers the last decade in the life of Diego Velázquez, a leading painter of the Spanish Golden Age, and focuses on his work in the service of the Spanis...
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Idea: Painting-Force: The Hinge Between the 1970s and 1980s

The artists in this exhibition at Palazzo Velázquez took as their starting point concepts such as academia and tradition but developed them as a source of contemporary energy instead of a viewi...
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Natural Histories: A Project by Miguel Ángel Blanco

The Museo del Prado first opened its doors to the public as Spain's museum of paintings and sculpture on 19 November 1819. However until then it had been home to the country's natural hi...
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Surrealism and the Dream

This exhibition at the Thyssen-Bornemisza examines the profound connection between dream and image in Surrealism, and how the art movement influenced the transformation of modern sensibility and subse...
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? I96I: Founding the Expanded Arts

The Reina Sofia presents detailed analysis of the artistic breakthroughs of 1961, a crucial year when the notion of composition expanded to include radical new departures and dialogue within the arts....
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Japanese prints

The Prado Museum displays 26 previously unpublished Japanese prints dating from the 18th to 19th century. The prints are exhibited in chronological order and comprise all the techniques and themes...
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Emmet Gowin

Emmet Gowin's photography is concerned with themes such as sexuality, love and relationships, all of which are portrayed in a sensitive, intimate style and often feature his wife Edith. In recent...
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Captive Beauty: Fra Angelico to Fortuny

This exhibition at the Prado includes over 250 works spanning the 14th to the 19th centuries, allowing viewers to observe the artistic progession, influences and connections from past to present....
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Dalì

Influential Spanish artist Salvador Dalì is the focus of a major exhibition which encourages visitors to rethink the position he occupied in 20th-century art, suggesting that his legacy goes be...
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Hyperrealism 1967-2012

The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum presents a major retrospective of Hyperrealism, an art movement which began in the US in the late 1960s and whose paintings were created to resemble a high-resolution pho...
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Cristina Iglesias: Metonymy

The Museo Reina Sofía dedicates the largest retrospective to date of Spanish sculptor and installation artist Cristina Iglesias. Comprising over 50 pieces, the exhibition spans the Madrid-based...
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Impressionism and Open-air Painting: From Corot to Van Gogh

5 Feb-12 May. The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum examines the impact of open-air painting on the transformation and modernisation of 19th-century art. Although generally associated with Impressionism,...
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Encounters with the 1930s

3 Oct-7 Jan. The Reina Sofía Museum highlights how the art world was affected by the turbulent events of the 1930s, a decade in which power and art both coexisted and clashed. The exhibition...
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Gaugain and the Voyage to the Exotic

9 Oct - 13 Jan. The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum dedicates an exhibition to the role played by Tahiti in the work of French expressionist Paul Gauguin. His primitive painting style was revived and ins...
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Eduardo Chillida: La tinta pesa

20 September - 25 November. Exhibition displaying a selection of works created from paper by Eduardo Chillida (1924-2002), a Basque sculptor noted for his monumental abstract works....
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Sacred Stories: Religious Paintings by Spanish Artists in Rome (1852-1864)

17 May - 27 January 2013. The Prado Museum presents an exhibition of religious paintings produced by Spanish painters that were based in Rome between 1852 and 1866. On display are five masterpiec...
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Edward Hopper

12 June - 16 September. The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid holds the biggest body of works by Edward Hopper (1882-1967) outside his native United States and, bolstered by loans of his work fro...
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James Coleman

25 April - 27 August. A comprehensive retrospective from the last four decades of the career of James Coleman, an Irish artist concerned with perception, representation, memory and identity. Usin...
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The Art of Piranesi

24 April - 9 September. Caixaforum Madrid hosts a major exhibition dedicated to the work of Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778), one of the most important artists of the 18th century. The show i...
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