The Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid is presenting the first exhibition in Spain on the dissemination of Impressionism in the United States.
The exhibition of 77 paintings will allow visitors to contemplate the way in which North American artists discovered Impressionism in the 1880s and 1890s and its development around 1900. It’s the first time most of these paintings have been seen in Spain and they will be accompanied by works by Monet, Manet, Degas and Morisot to help provide a reference point for visitors.
Katherine Bourguignon, the exhibition organiser, emphasises that the North American artists did not copy the French, but that “each artist developed a unique style inspired by Impressionism.” The exhibition is divided into two clear parts. On the one hand, the artists who travelled to Europe to learn from the Impressionists and on the other hand those who worked in the United States using the Impressionist vocabulary to paint American themes.
The exhibition will run until 1 February 2015. You can find more information on the museum web page.