• 04-JUN-2013

  • SOURCE: Thyssen Museum

Baroness Thyssen-Bornemisza Visits the Pissarro exhibition at Thyssen Museum

The Museo Thyssen‐Bornemisza is presenting the first monographic exhibition in Spain on the Impressionist painter Camille Pissarro (1830‐1903). The exhibition brings together 79 works loaned from numerous museums and collections world‐wide, including a famous palette on which the artist painted a rural scene using all the colours of the spectrum. Landscape, the prevailing genre within Pissarro's oeuvre, provides the focus of the exhibition, which is organised chronologically around the different places in which the artist lived and worked. While Pissarro spent most of his life in villages such as Louveciennes, Pointoise and Éragny, the last two rooms in the exhibition are devoted to the urban views that he painted in the last decade of his life, including his numerous depictions of Paris, London, Rouen, Dieppe and Le Havre.

Curated by Guillermo Solana with Paula Luengo as technical curator and produced by the staff of the Museo Thyssen‐Bornemisza, this exhibition will firstly be shown in Madrid, from 4 June to 15 September, after which it opens on 15 October at the CaixaForum in Barcelona. The catalogue includes an essay by the curator, a chronology by Paula Luengo and two texts by the leading specialists on Pissarro: Richard R. Brettell and Joachim Pissarro (a descendent of the artist).