Thursday, April 8, 2010

Down the street

A little further down the street from the big Madrid must see museums (Prado and Reina Sofia) is the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum-one of the most important private collections of art (800 pieces-can you imagine owning so much art??!!) that was acquired by Spain in 1993. Housed in a palace built between the 18th and 19th century the building is lovely and the collection ranges from Renaissance to Avante-garde and Pop art. There was a special exhibition of Monet and Abstraction-click on the link for a peek into a fantastic new way of seeing the impressionist master next to Rothko, Pollack, and Twombly. Again, if you're in Madrid, don't miss it!

Ghirlandajo (1488)

Gaugin (1892)

Hopper (1931) and below Estes (1971)

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