Art Madrid'24 – Caravaggio and the northern artists at Thyssen Museum



Michelangelo Merisi di Caravaggio (1571-1610) is one of the stars of the summer exhibitions in the capital. Owner of the shadows and chiaroscuro, fond of the foreshortening, his painting has deeply influenced in painters of France, Holland and Flanders, especially of the School of Utrecht, and this connection is the theme of the show thatThyssen-Bornemisza Museum has prepared from June 21 to September 18, 2016 (it will be a very "Caravaggian" summer because the Royal Palace also announced a retrospective of the painter at that time!)





Thyssen exhibition, with some 60 works -12 of them by the Lombardian master, from his Roman period to the most emotional and dark pieces of his last years - from private collections, museums and institutions like the Metropolitan Museum of NY, the Galleria degli Uffizi in Florence, the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, the Dutch Rijksmuseum or San Pietro in Rome, portrays the mastery of Italian, its unique use of the brush in the service of hyperrealism, its evolution,and all the powerful influence he had on the painters of northern Europe: Dirk van Baburen, Gerrit van Honthorst, Hendrick ter Brugghen, Nicolas Regnier, Louis Finson, Simon Vouet, Claude Vignon or Valentin Boulogne.





Caravaggio and northern painters, curated by Gert Jan van der Sman, member of the Istituto Universitario di Storia dell'Arte Olandese in Florence (University of Utrecht), highlights the legacy of the Lombard artist and diversity of reactions caused by his painting.






If you are a contemporary art gallery and would like to be part of Art Madrid'25, you can now apply to participate!

The 20th edition of Art Madrid will take place from 5 to 9 March 2025 in the Galería de Cristal del Palacio de Cibeles. This privileged location, good communications and the quality of the project have always been guarantees of success for an event that reaches 20,000 visitors in each edition.

Art Madrid has been held during the capital's Art Week for the last twenty years, consolidating itself as an interdisciplinary fair of new artistic trends, in which nearly 40 national and international galleries participate, working with painting, sculpture, graphics, photography, installation and digital art of recent production.

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Art Madrid carries out a series of programs designed by curators, consultants and cultural experts with the fundamental objective of encouraging collecting, promoting cultural dialogue and making the most recent trends in art accessible to the general public. These initiatives are always focused on the constant improvement of the visitor's experience at our event, always seeking to enrich their interaction with contemporary art.

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Gallery Program

Art Madrid's Gallery Program is the heart of the fair. In each edition of Art Madrid, the program consists of around 40 national and international exhibitors.

Parallel Activities Program

The Parallel Program of Art Madrid'25 will have as its main axis the concept of the Territory City. The public space, the city and the territory will serve as a link to the artistic practices that take place in the "imagined spaces" and revitalize the cultural geography of Madrid.

Collecting Program

Art Madrid offers a specialized consulting service for galleries and the public interested in acquiring works of art.

Support Program for New Entries

Through a specific communication package, new entries to the fair will be presented and given special visibility.


The program will include a series of activities that will take place throughout the month of February and during Madrid Art Week at the Galería de Cristal del Palacio de Cibeles. Likewise, the parallel program will maintain the 2nd edition of the Open Booth, the Performance Cycle, Lecturas: Curated Walktrhoughs by Art Madrid, and the Interviews Section curated by Art Madrid.

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Best Booth Award

Award that will be articulated around the gallery with the best booth set up at the fair.

New Entry Award

Award will be given to the newly incorporated gallery with the best booth setup and exhibition proposal at the fair.

Emerging Artist Award

Our sponsors, as part of their line of action to promote contemporary art, will offer a prize to one of the revelation artists participating in the fair.

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Our support for art and culture extends throughout the year and responds to a global vision in which constancy and commitment to the galleries are essential to achieve our objectives of disseminating contemporary art within and beyond our borders; to create new audiences and interest in art and culture in all sectors of society; to strengthen and promote artists, especially young talent; to value art and culture as essential elements of social development; and to create spaces for cultural visibility and communication that are accessible, open and dynamic.

Relevant information

Applications for the 20th edition of Art Madrid'25 can be sent to the following e-mail address: until October 7, 2024