Art Madrid'24 – An excellent exhibition of the work of Henri Rousseau in Orsay


Son of a modest family, self-taught painter and late painter (started painting at the age of 40 years), Rousseau got in 1884 permission to make copies in the Louvre, the Luxembourg Museum or Versailles. Certainly a singular painter, his work lies in the change of century and with his naïf style he mixed his clasical sources of inspiration (Gerome, Bouguereau) with the new avant-garde. Now, the exhibition "Le Douanier Rousseau. L'innocence archaïque" this spring in the halls of the Orsay Museum in Paris, intended as a criticism of their art clarifier using reflection on the notion of archaism as a link through his work.


In Paris, the masterpieces of Henri Rousseau from collections of Orsay and l'Orangerie, are face to face with Seurat, Delaunay, Kandinsky and Picasso, in an original way to explore modernity.


Rousseau, well aware of the originality of his art, strives to maintain the apparent naivete and innocence in his missing perspectives, his realistic image but without proportion and pure colors, to maintain the uniqueness of his work. The creators of the avant garde (writers, poets, painters ...) were the first to be interested in his work and Picasso, Delaunay, Leger or Kandinsky, they not only admired Rousseau's work but they also collect it.


The Snake Charmer, the lion, the complete series of "Jungle", the Paris of Rousseau, his portraits ... until July 17 can learn about the life, work and the world of post impressionist and naive painter that through his style he opened the doors to freedom of styles.


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.

Partial view of Art Madrid'24. Contemporary Art Fair. 19th edition, 2024

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.

Partial view of Art Madrid'24. Contemporary Art Fair. 19th edition, 2024


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.

Partial view of Art Madrid'24. Contemporary Art Fair. 19th edition, 2024


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.

Partial view of Art Madrid'24. Contemporary Art Fair. 19th edition, 2024

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