14 Feb-14 May 2006. The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum hosts this extensive exhibition of avant-garde art from the turbulent early decades of 20th century Russia. Divided into five sections the exhibition features a wide selection of works from painting and sculpture to photography, graphic design and the applied arts. The first section entitled The Lesson of the Barbarians covers the period 1907-1912 and includes brilliantly coloured neo-primitive works by Kandinsky and Jawlensky. A Whirl of Energy is the title of Section II, which presents a summary of Russian Cubo-Futurism and features the works of Larionov and Goncharova in the period 1912-1917. Sections III entitled Individual Experiments includes works by Chagall, and Section IV, The Organic Model with Matiushin and the Enders and the back-to-nature movement, covers the period 1912-1930. The Fundacin Caja Madrid, in nearby Plaza de San Martn, houses the fifth and largest section of the exhibition: The Construction of the New Man. This section examines the dialectic between the avant-garde artists and the social and political upheavals that followed the Revolution. Admission to the Caja Madrid is free. Tues-Sun 10.00-20.00. Admission to the Thyssen-Bornemisza exhibition 5 concessions 3.50 Under 12s free. Tues-Sun 10.00-19.00.
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Russian Avant-garde art
The Thyssen Bornemisza Museum in the Villahermosa Palace is at 8 Paseo del Prado, 28014 Madrid. By metro to Banco de Espaa. By bus lines 1, 2, 5, 9, 10, 14, 15, 20, 27, 34, 37, 45, 51, 52, 53, 74, 146 &150. By RENFE train to Atocha and Recoletos stations