From 12 March to 1 August 2010, the Musée Jacquemart-André will host the exhibition “From El Greco to Dalí: the great Spanish masters from the Pérez Simón collection”. Fifty masterpieces and more than twenty-five great masters, brought together through the sure and discerning taste of a great collector, present a remarkable overview of creative art in Spain over the last four hundred years.
A TRIBUTE TO SPANISH ART AT THE JACQUEMART-ANDRE MUSEUM
For the first time ever, the Musée Jacquemart-André presents a group of paintings never before exhibited in France. The exhibition brings together works from different periods and various artistic movements. It offers a fascinating aesthetic and artistic journey. Displaying these works side by side reveals the continuities and breaks with tradition that have marked the evolution of Spanish art.
With the works of El Greco, José de Ribera and Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, the visitor is taken to the heart of the different faces of Catholic Reformation art. The artists, often influenced by mystical ideas, portrayed a world aspiring to celestial glory in striking chiaroscuro effects. Tenebrism then gave way to the luminous paintings of Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, one of the Spanish Baroque masters, who left behind a great many followers in Seville. This religious art was countered by a secular art dominated by the great court portraits and sensitivity of a Goya.
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