The exhibition La Sombra (Shadows) is an exploration of the role of the shadow as a theme in Western art. It’s a show that is split between the Museum Thyssen-Bornemisza and the Caja Madrid Foundation in Madrid, Spain. The main aim of this exhibition is to draw the visitor’s attention to the host of implications, problems and solutions inherent in the representation of the shadow in art from the Renaissance to the present day. Other objectives are to highlight the existence of paths that branch off in different directions and to reveal the sometimes unnoticed links between periods and artists, despite distances in time.
The show at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza is divided in six sections: The invention of Painting, The Renaissance, The Baroque, Romanticism, Symbolism and fin de Siècle and Impressionism.
Museum Thyssen-Bornemisza: Shadows. Exhibition walk-through, February 10, 2009. The exhibition runs until the 17th May, 2009.
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