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Exposición CARMEN en el Museo Thyssen Bornemisza

EXHIBITION: Carmen in spanish collections

Exhibition in collaboration with MUSEO THYSSEN-BORNEMISZA

A transgressive, independent woman, Carmen is much more tan a carácter from opera. In her are subsumed many of the fantasies and tensions of European society. Perhaps this is why she has gone on fascinating musicians, artists, filmmakers and even thinkers like Nietzsche since the 19th century. The present exhibition provides an opportunity to delve deeper into her rich symbolism.


The present show -in the small Contextos gallery and limited to Spanish collections- intends, in the main, to touch on the world that surrounds the myth of Carmen more than on the carácter herself. The Works selected, set out in chronological order, are grouped around the following themes: the image of Andalusia in the era of Mérimée; the "daughters" of Bizet's Carmen in Spanish painting at the start of the 20th century; and Carmen converted into a universal myth in the oeuvre of Pablo Picasso. Juan Ángel López-Manzanares

Dates & Times

From October 7 till November 9, 2014
Museo Thyssen Bornemisza