Why we recommend Museo Thyssen Bornemisza?
The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum gives the public a stroll through art, from the XIII century until the end of the XXth. The visitor will be able to contemplate the main pieces from the periods and schools such as the Renaissance, Mannerism, Baroque, Roccoco, Romanticism, art of the XIX and XX century and Pop Art. You can see art movements that are not shown in other museums such as Impressionism, Fauvism, German Expressionism and the vanguards of the beginning of the XX century. You can also see the large North American painting collection of the XX century, one which is unique in Europe.
On a second note, above its panoramic character, the collections of the of the Thyssen Museum gives us a taste of the likings and the preferences of their two principal owners, the Barons Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza (1875-1947) and Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza (1921-2002).
Educated in the Central European artistic tradition, both paid special attention to the genre of portraiture and landscape. This is evident in the paintings of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum which are different from the current religious and historical paintings in other Spanish museums. Since 2004, the Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection belongs to part of the museum which has over two hundred paintings, thus completing the styles and genres already present in the Permanent Collection.
In addition to preserving the collection of the Barons, the museum designed an area for education purposes, to learn the values of art in an entertaining way called “Educate Thyssen”, a cafe with a modern design and an art shop where you can find great variety of collectibles motif inspired by the works of the collections. Notably, the museum not only preserves the art work but also believes in spreading the culture not only in Spain but around the world.
Another important point is that this museum hosts annual temporary exhibitions thanks to the support from private collectors and synergies between worldwide renowned museums.
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