Art Madrid'24 – Art and Science in Thyssen Museum Madrid

 

Ten selected pieces from the Thyssen´s collection that show how scientific advances have been in many cases the engine and influence for the arts since the late twentieth century. Humanism, industrialization, theories of color and light, the discovery of landscapes and species, botany, fauna, ... the search for answers and the questions to understand the world and how nature works is a feature shared between scientists and artists, and the exhibition portrays these connections.

The limits of the universe, the natural sciences, the wildlife, were the main focus of work of nineteenth century American artists, specialists in  landscapes as we can see in works such as Summer in the Catskills, by James McDougal Hart, in South American Landscape, by Frederic Edwin Church, or the  magnificent Orchid and Hummingbird, painted by Martin Johnson Heade.

 

 

 

After this first group of works, there is a serie devoted to the scientific theories of color and light, in which the French painters of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century were great specialists: Matisse, Seurat's followers as Signat, Fauvism, the futurist with Gino Severini and his paint Expansion of Light, centrifugal and centripetal, or the work of Sonia Delaunay Simultaneous Contrasts, are examples in the exhibition of these chromatic studies and treatises on optics.

 

 

 

In a third section appears three-dimensional concept, with whom the artists attempted to create new spatial dimensions in relation with the modern geometric theories chased by the avant-garde artists: the fourth dimension of the Cubists, the total representation searched by masters as Picasso, Max Weber - with Terminal Station or Grand Central-Kupka, with Location of mobile graphics.

 

 

 

Art and Science is located in the lookout balcony on the first floor of the Thyssen Museum until September 27, 2015.

Have you ever noticed the magnificent space that is the Galería de Cristal of Palacio de Cibeles in broad daylight? Did you walk through Art Madrid'24 under the huge glass dome? Do you remember that painting that caught your attention and you couldn't take a picture of it because you didn't want to miss anything of the fair? Would you like to spend 5 minutes in front of that amazing sculpture again? Well, you can do all this and more thanks to our 360º VIRTUAL VISIT!

We invite you to enjoy the experience of living ART MADRID'24 with our 360º VIRTUAL TOUR. Move around every corner of the fair, recover those works of art that you didn't have time to enjoy and discover an art fair in broad daylight from the proximity of a click.

Thanks to COKE RIERA STUDIO and PANOTOUR technology, we bring you the fair in detail. With more than 4,100 photos taken at strategic points of the fair, we offer you a complete panoramic view of our space and the possibility to access each of the participating galleries, get close to the works, admire the height of the glass dome and even get closer to the spaces that surely you have not been able to discover in detail.

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