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Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza description and photos - Spain: Madrid. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza.
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The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum is an amazingly complete collection of works of art, which until 1993 was the world's largest private collection of paintings. Together with the Prado Museum and the Reina Sofia Center for the Arts, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum constitutes the famous golden triangle of arts. The collections of these museums complement each other perfectly, because in each of them canvases of that time and those artistic styles that are not in others are exhibited.
The museum housed its collections in the premises of the beautiful Palace of Villahermosa, built in 1771. The museum was founded in 1992, and a year later its funds became the property of the Spanish crown. The collection of the museum has about a thousand paintings, most of which (about 800 paintings) were collected by Baron Hans Thyssen-Bornemisza and his son Hans Heinrich, and 200 paintings that made up the personal collection of the widow of Hans Heinrich were transferred to the museum fund in 2004.
The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum presents to the attention of visitors an extensive collection of canvases, which presents paintings of various artistic trends and schools, capturing a long period of time - from the 13th century to the present day. Among the many masterpieces presented in the museum are paintings by such outstanding artists as Caravaggio, Titian, Raphael, Durer, Rubens, Picasso. The Impressionist exposition is represented by paintings by Gauguin, Van Gogh, Claude Monet, Renoir and others. Of great interest is the extensive collection of rare North American paintings, dating back to the 19th century and occupying 4 halls of the museum. The museum also exhibits paintings related to modern trends in art - avant-garde, pop art.
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