<exchanging gazes> 11: Art and science

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Since the Renaissance numerous painters have looked to science in order to understand their daily reality, to acquire skill in the exercise of perspective and colour, or as a stimulus to the development of their particular artistic sensibility. The ten paintings from the Thyssen-Bornemisza collections selected for inclusion in the latest exhibition in the series illustrate different aspects of the relationship between art and science over the centuries.





The first group reflects 19th-century American landscape painters’ interest in the natural sciences; the second focuses on the impact that scientific theories on colour had on late 19th and early 20th-century painters in Paris; and the third and final group includes examples of works in which avant-garde artists set out to create spatial dimensions based on modern geometrical theories. Preceding these images, the display opens with a painting of a library, symbolising wisdom and knowledge.





The exhibition takes place on the first floor Balcony Gallery with free, direct access from the Main Hall.

Selection of further exhibitions in: Spain

18.10.2019 - 08.03.2020
Museu d´Art Contemporani de Barcelona - MACBA
Plaça dels Àngels 1
Barcelona

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22.11.2019 - 19.04.2020
Museu d´Art Contemporani de Barcelona - MACBA
Plaça dels Àngels 1
Barcelona

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<exchanging gazes> 11: Art and science Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza Main address: Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza Paseo del Prado 8 28014 Madrid, Spain Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza Paseo del Prado 8 28014 Madrid, Spain Since the Renaissance numerous painters have looked to science in order to understand their daily reality, to acquire skill in the exercise of perspective and colour, or as a stimulus to the development of their particular artistic sensibility. The ten paintings from the Thyssen-Bornemisza collections selected for inclusion in the latest exhibition in the series illustrate different aspects of the relationship between art and science over the centuries.





The first group reflects 19th-century American landscape painters’ interest in the natural sciences; the second focuses on the impact that scientific theories on colour had on late 19th and early 20th-century painters in Paris; and the third and final group includes examples of works in which avant-garde artists set out to create spatial dimensions based on modern geometrical theories. Preceding these images, the display opens with a painting of a library, symbolising wisdom and knowledge.





The exhibition takes place on the first floor Balcony Gallery with free, direct access from the Main Hall.
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