Impressionism and open-air Painting. From Corot to Van Gogh
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid
5 February – 12 May 2013
The Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza presents from 5 February the exhibition Impressionism and open-air Painting. From Corot to Van Gogh that will bring together 116 works. Among the artists represented will be Turner, Constable, Corot, Rousseau, Courbet, Daubigny, Monet, Sisley, Renoir, Seurat, Van Gogh and Cézanne. This extensive range of artists will allow the exhibition to analyse the phenomenon of oil painting outdoors in its totality, as an artistic practice that offered new and unexpected possibilities for landscape painting and which revolutionised 19th-century painting as a whole.
The exhibition will be structured thematically around some of the most frequently depicted motifs in open-air painting as conceived of by Valenciennes: trees, rocks, streams, etc. Dedicated to one of these themes, each room displays examples of art from different periods and schools with the aim of firstly emphasising the continuity of the tradition of open-air painting and secondly the diversity of the visual solutions achieved.