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The Phillips Collection arrived to Madrid: CaixaForum presents Impressionist and Modern,

14 July, 2016

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Now, the great exhibition that explores one of the finest impressionist collections, arrives to Madrid after the stop in Barcelona.

“A small, intimate museum combined with an experiment station”. That is how, in 1926, Duncan Phillips (1886-1966) defined what was to be the first gallery devoted to modern art in the United States, and which opened in Washington D.C. in 1921.

Today, The Phillips Collection is recognised around the world for its rich holdings of the finest Impressionist, modern and contemporary art. Now, at CaixaForum Madrid, in cooperation with ”la Caixa” Foundation, this institution, which is celebrating its ninety-fifth anniversary, presents Impressionist and Modern, an exceptional selection of sixty paintings by forty-four essential artists from the last two centuries, including Picasso, Manet, Monet, Degas, van Gogh, Cézanne, Courbet, Matisse, Modigliani, Braque, Pollock, O’Keeffe and Rothko.

Together, these masterpieces create a show that gives visitors insight into some of the key movements that evolved from the nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century, from Realism and Romanticism to Impressionism, Cubism and Abstract Expressionism.

The show also enables us to learn about the history of the collection and its founder, Duncan Phillips. Phillips was a pioneer, passionate about the art of his time, who, trusting in his own instinct to detect talent, built up a collection that has become famed around the world

 

Edgar Degas (1834–1917), Bailarinas en la barra, ca. 1900. The Phillips Collection, Washington D.C.
Jackson Pollock, Composición, ca. 1938-ca. 1941. The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C. © The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, VEGAP, 2016
Pablo Picasso, La habitación azul, 1901. The Phillips Collection, Washington DC. © Sucesión Pablo Picasso, VEGAP, Madrid 2016
Paul Cézanne, La montaña Sainte-Victoire, entre 1886 y 1887. The Phillips Collection, Washington. D.C.
Top Image: Pablo Picasso, La habitación azul, 1901. The Phillips Collection, Washington DC. © Sucesión Pablo Picasso, VEGAP, Madrid 2016
Top Image: Pablo Picasso, La habitación azul, 1901. The Phillips Collection, Washington DC. © Sucesión Pablo Picasso, VEGAP, Madrid 2016

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Caixa Forum Madrid
Paseo del Prado 36
Madrid, 28014 Spain
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