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American Art from the Eye of Baron Thyssen

American Art from the Eye of Baron Thyssen

On the occasion of the centenary of the birth of Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza the Museum Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza presents the exhibition “American Art from the Thyssen Collection”, a compilation of the best works of the North American continent in the museum’s collection, which can be seen until October 16. The exhibition is curated by the art historian Alba Campo Rosillo and consists of an extensive selection of pieces -more than 140- that Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza gathered over more than three decades dedicated to collecting.


The central focus of the exhibition is formed by nature, specifically the colonial impact within the natural landscape and the romantic relationship of man with nature, which can be seen in many of the paintings presented. Likewise, themes such as the diversity of cultures in America, the city as inspiration for artists, the new prominence of women in society or new musical expressions -jazz- also have a very important role within the show.


The exhibition runs from the end of the 18th century to the middle of the 20th Century and the exhibition has figures as important in the history of art as Willem Kooning, Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock or Roy Lichtenstein.


Art for the Hungry.


Text: Iustinian Bolohan.

Photos: Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum.


HōRNō _ Online Art Gallery.

“American Art from the Thyssen Collection”

Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

Until October 16, 2022


Frederic Remington -Negotiation, around 1903.

Oil on canvas, 68,5 × 102 cm Thyssen-Bornemisza Collections


Ben Shahn - Four-instrument orchestra, 1944.

Temple sobre masonita. 45,7 x 60,1 cm © Ben Shahn, VEGAP, Madrid


James Rosenquist - SMOKED GLASS, 1962

Oil on canvas. 45,7 x 60,1 cm © Ben Shahn, VEGAP, Madrid

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