Monday, June 15, 2015

Spanish exhibition at the Thyssen-Bornemisza offers a new perspective on Francisco de Zurbarán

Francisco de Zurbaran, San Serapio, 1628. (Saint Serapion). Óleo sobre lienzo, 120,2 x 104 cm Hartford, CT, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. The Ella Gallup Sumner and Mary Catlin Sumner Collection Fund.
SPAIN---This summer, the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza is presenting the exhibition "Zurbarán: a new perspective," which offers a fresh assessment of the work of this great master of the Spanish Golden Age from the starting point of the numerous discoveries and studies undertaken over the past few decades, which together have enriched our knowledge of the artist and his oeuvre. Francisco de Zurbarán and his work have been the subject of numerous exhibitions, from the first one held in Madrid in 1905 to the numerous events that marked the 400th anniversary of his birth in 1998 and which culminated with the major monographic exhibition presented in Seville. [link]