Great retrospective of Kandinsky in CentroCentro Cibeles

 

 

 

From October 20 to February 28 in CentroCentro Cibeles we can enjoy "Kandinsky. A Retrospective" a great exhibition dedicated to the Russian artist Vassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) that has been organized in collaboration with the Centre Pompidou in Paris and Arthemisia Group, organizer of roaming, and it is curated by Angela Lampe, Curator of Modern Art at the National Museum of Modern Art at the Pompidou Centre.

 

 

 

 

Organized into four major sections in chronological order: 1896-1914 Munich, Russia, from 1914 to 1921, Bauhaus, 1921-33 and Paris from 1933 to 1944, the exhibition covers the first figurations of the pioneer painter of abstract art and one of the most influential painters of all time, also their stays and experiences in Germany and Russia, his years at the Bauhaus, his research on line and color, abstraction and his last years in France.

 

 

 

 

The works belong to the personal collection of Vassily Kandinsky which was donated by his widow, Nina Kandinsky, to the Pompidou Center and is a live collection that continues to grow. In 1937 and 1939, the National Museum of Modern Art acquired two early works of the artist, still alive at that time. After an initial gift in 1966, the Centre Pompidou received in 1976 the donation of fifteen paintings and fifteen watercolors from painter's widow. Four years later, in 1980, the museum received all the paintings and the material that was in the painter's studio in Neuilly (drawings, watercolors, prints and files), forming the largest part of his legacy. Since 1988, the Kandinsky Society is in charge of enhancing and ensuring the integrity of the artist's work. The collection now has over 100 paintings, 900 drawings and nearly 500 etchings.

 

 

 

 

Among the 100 pieces on display in CentroCentro there are fundamental works as Alte Stadt II / Old Town, 1902; Lied / Song, 1906; Improvisation III (1909); Im Grau / En Grey (1919); Rot-Blau-Gelb / Yellow, Red and Blue (1925), and Bleu Ciel / Sky Blue (1940).

 

 

 

 

This traveling exhibition has passed through the Palazzo Reale in Milan, where more than 200,000 people visited it before traveling to Milwaukee and Nashville, United States.

 


During the exhibition, there will be free tours with groups of primary and secondary schools. Workshops will also be conducted. These guided tours, conducted by staff CentroCentro, are free, but it is necessary to purchase a ticket to enter the exhibition.
 

 

 

In Art Madrid, we love art in all its aspects. Therefore, on the occasion of our 15th anniversary and thanks to Cooltourspain.com , visitors at Art Madrid’20 will have the possibility to enjoy a free guided tour of urban art to discover the street art hidden by Lavapiés, one of the most multicultural and colourful neighbourhoods of Madrid.

With the code ARTMADRID2020

and your ticket to the Art Madrid’20 fair, you can enjoy "Street art Tour Lavapiés" for free, on days 26th, 27th and 28th of February at 11:00 a.m. The capacity is limited, so do not doubt, book your place at Cooltourspain.com Once the confirmation is received, you just have to go with your open eyes to enjoy this magnificent experience.

Street art is the expression of art in public spaces either in the form of murals in restored buildings; graffiti; street painting or curated artistic actions. What are the backstories of each artist? What are the social issues affecting our city? This social, cultural and educational project was born in 2016 to answer these questions and show the message hidden by the works of art of so many national and international artists who have painted the Embajadores neighbourhood. It became the first daily street art tour in Madrid.

Cooltourspain will show you the Spanish capital in an alternative way and its guides will share their knowledge about the best street art in the Lavapiés and Malasaña areas. In the same way, its Foundation collaborates with non-profit projects and local associations so that people at risk of social exclusion can learn the techniques used by Madrid graffiti artists. The tour lasts two hours and begins at the Valle Inclán Theater Entrance.