Opened in 1992, the museum features the Thyssen-Bornemisza family art collection, spanning almost 800 years of European art history. Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza's wife Carmen Cervera persuaded her husband to sell the collection to the Spanish government. In 2004 she added to it over 200 more paintings of her private collection. Baron's father had been more fascinated by old masters, while Hans supplemented the collection with the 19th and 20th century paintings. A significant part of the collection form Italian trecento and quattrocento paintings, including "The Crucifixion" by fascinating, yet rarely seen artist Paolo Uccello. The collection features fabulous artworks of Italian Renaissance, Baroque, Flemish and Dutch masters, each one unique and matchless. The museum represents also impressionism, postimpressionism and modernism styles with marvelous canvases: Eduard Manet „Woman in Riding Habit ", Vincent van Gogh „The Stevedores in Arles", Paul Gauguin „Martinika" and "Mata Mua", Pablo Picasso „A Man with a Clarinet" and „The Harvesters", Max Beckmann „Portrait Of Quappi in Pink Sweater", Raoul Dufy „Still-life with Bananas ", and many more, suiting the most diverse artistic tastes. A post-war collection covers quite a mixed company of artists: Edward Hopper, Mark Rothko, Rene Magritte, Roy Lichtenstein, Francis Bacon, Robert Rauschenberg, Yves Tanguy, Balthus and others. The museum fascinates with a collection of immeasurable value, spanning vast field of art, both in terms of style and means of expression, providing insight into development of art through times.
Paseo del Prado, 8
Phone: 91 369 01 51
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