National Museum

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In him we can admire works of artists such as Oskar Schlemmer, Jose Val del Omar, Lygia Clark and Alice Creischler. Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza: while the Thyssen-Bornemisza collection Foundation was created in 1988, the opening of the Museum came in October of 1992, date from which Museum has grown significantly with the expansion of the collections and facilities thanks, especially, to loan long-term from the Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza collection in 2004 and the extension of the Villahermosa Palace. In this context, the Museum offers the public a tour of art from the 13th century until the end of the 20th century. You can find a few thousand exhibited works through which visitors can see the main periods and pictorial schools of Western art as the Renaissance, mannerism, Baroque, Rococo, romanticism and art of centuries XIX and XX to Pop art. Some movements devoid of representation are also included in the State collections, like Impressionism, Fauvism, German Expressionism and experimental of early 20th century avant-gardes. One of the most important collections of this splendid specimen is that of American painting of the nineteenth century, unique in the European Museum field.

As curiosity, through the works exhibited the tastes and preferences of the barons Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza (1875-1947) and Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza (19212002), especially attracted by the landscape and the portrait may be known. Museo Nacional del Prado: the building that currently houses the National Museum of the Meadow was designed by the architect Juan de Villanueva in 1785 as natural sciences cabinet by order of Carlos III. However, the final destination of this construction would not be clear until his grandson Fernando VII, took the decision to convert this building to the creation of a Real Museum of paintings and sculptures. The Royal Museum, which would soon be called National Museum of painting and sculpture, and later of the Prado Museum, first opened to the public in November 1819.


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