Fifty masterpieces and more than twenty-five great masters, brought together through the sure and discerning taste of a great collector, present a remarkable overview of creative art in Spain over the last four hundred years.
A tribute to Spanish art at the Musée Jacquemart-André
For the first time ever, the Musée Jacquemart-André presents a group of paintings never before exhibited in France. The exhibition brings together works from different periods and various artistic movements, offering a fascinating aesthetic and artistic journey. Displaying these works side by side reveals the continuities and breaks with tradition that have marked the evolution of Spanish art.
- The Golden Age of sacred painting with the works of El Greco, José de Ribera and Bartolomé Esteban MurilloAn
- Hispanic art of portraiture and court life : from Sanchez Coello to Goya, the artists seamlessly blended the portrayal of power with that of reality.
- A national identity : in large scenes from everyday life, this movement set out on canvas all the beauty of traditional costumes and scenes of rejoicing towns.
- Intimate subjects, beach games, playing in gardens and family life : Joaquin Sorolla is the undisputed master of scenes portraying simple pleasures. Vivid, strong, brilliant colours light his canvases.
- The modernity : the exhibition finishes with those great Spanish masters who revolutionised Western art. Pablo Picasso, Juan Gris, Joan Miró and Salvador Dalí established dialogues between Cubism and Surrealism. A rich selection of graphic and pictorial works by these artists offers a striking insight into this evolution up to and including Tapies.