Rediscovering the Mediterranean
© Salvador Dalí, Fundación Gala-Salvador Dalí, VEGAP, Madrid, 2018.
Salvador Dalí, “Bathers of Es Llaner”, 1906. Oil on cardboard on plywood panel, 73.8 x 101.5 cm. Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí. Inv. 0424 / 7244
Claude Monet, “The Mediterranean, (Cap d’Antibes)”, 1888. Oil on canvas, 65.09 × 81.28 cm. Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio. Bequest of Frederick W. Schumacher Inv. 1957.061.064
Joaquín Sorolla, “To the water”, 1908. Oil on fabric, 81 x 106 cm. Bancaja Foundation Photo: Juan García Rosell
This exhibition shows how at the turn of the century the Mediterranean Sea became the driving force behind the artistic revolutions for painters including Monet, Renoir, Matisse, Braque and Sorolla.
The passage from the 19th to 20th century led to a rediscovery of the sea across Europe, and in particular the Mediterranean Sea. Numerous artists such as Monet, Renoir, Cézanne, Derain, Braque, Matisse, Sorolla, Picasso and Giorgio de Chirico adopted the Mediterranean, its landscape, culture and idea as one of the main components of their compositions, marking a decisive moment in the evolution of art The exhibition displays 138 works by these artists who used the “Mare Nostrum” as a way to connect the old and the modern, and as a place of artistic freedom, which led to one of the most impressive eras in the history of painting.
- Date: From Oct 10, 2018 to Jan 13, 2019
Paseo de Recoletos 23
28004 . Madrid (Madrid Region)
Schedules and prices
- From Oct 10, 2018 to Jan 13, 2019
- Monday From 14:00 to 20:00
- From Tuesday to Saturday From 10:00 to 20:00
- Public holidays and Sunday From 11:00 to 19:00
- Admission free
* Information may be subject to modifications