Barcelona, 20 July 2011, Art Media Agency (AMA).
The CaixaForum is presenting “Portraits of the Belle Époque” until 9 October. The event was made possible due to a partnership with the Consortium of Museums. A great variety of works and artists will be presented to the viewers: 76 pieces by 40 different artists.
The term Belle Epoque designates the period from the late nineteenth century to the beginning of World War I in 1914. During these years, European art underwent great and far-reaching changes. A notable development was that of portraiture techniques. The exhibition underlines the modernity of this century-old genre.
The works were lent by several international institutions: the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Sorolla Museum, National Heritage, Casa de Alba Foundation, Giovanni Boldini Museum, Galleria degli Uffizi, Metropolitan Museum, Hispanic Society, Leopold Museum in Vienna, Nasjonalgalleriet in Oslo, Nationalmuseum of Stockholm, Musée d’Art Moderne du Petit Palais, Royal Academy and Tate Britain, Musée de Toulouse-Lautrec and State Tretyakov Gallery of Moscou. Private collections will also be on view.
The selected artists include Sargent, Sorolla, Zorn, Corinth, Munch, Repin, Serov, Vrubel, Toulouse-Lautrec, Vuillard, Kokoschka, Schiele and Kirchner.