Renoir and Madrid...
Renoir, Intimacy - October 18, 2016 to January 20, 2017
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid
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Madrid's Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum presents an enthralling retrospective on the French artist and his ability to depict intimacy in its various forms (social, among friends, family or sexual).
|Woman with a Parasol in a Garden’, a painting in the Museum's permanent collection. © Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza|
The filmmaker Jean Renoir described how his father “looked at flowers, women and clouds in the sky as other men touch and caress”. In contrast to the habitual conception of Impressionism, which reduces it to “the purely visual”, the exhibition to be shown at the Museum in the autumn of 2016 singles out the central role of tactile sensations in Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s canvases, which are evident in all the different phases of his career and which he expressed in a wide range of genres, including group scenes, portraits and nudes, as well as still lifes and landscapes.
|Pierre-Auguste Renoir. A nymph by a Stream, 1869-1870. The National Gallery, London.|
|Pierre-Auguste Renoir, The Source, 1906. Zurich, Colección Foundation E.G. Bührle.|
From Oct 18, 2016 to Jan 22, 2017
Address: Paseo del Prado 8, 28014. Madrid
|Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza Madrid by Gellerj|
Tel. +34 917911370
The Museo is near the Parque de El Retiro and the Palacio de Cristal, and walking distance from the downtown area of Madrid.
Hotel Ritz, Madrid
Plaza de la Lealtad, 5, 28014 Madrid, Spain
+34 917 01 67 67
Why not put on the Ritz - literally - to prepare your senses for an examination of Renoir and intimacy? This elegant hotel was built in 1910 and is also only a few minutes alk from the Museo del Prado, a mere 1.8km from the Royal Palace of Madrid. The rooms are furnished with genuine antiques and suites are worth the splurge with handmade carpets, cristal chandeliers, marble bathrooms and much more. You can also dine on "avant-garde Spanish cuisine" in high style at the hotel resto or check out the stylish spa.
Hotel ibis Styles Madrid Prado
Calle del Prado, 11, 28014 Madrid, Spain
Ibis.com +34 913 69 02 34
For budget digs, you'll have to walk a bit further for Renoir but the ibis Styles sets you up in contemporary comfort right downtown. It's less than a km away from the Museo del Prado and just over one and a half kilometres from the National Archaeological Museum. Contemporary furnishings in bright colours give the hotel a chic and upbeat modern ambiance and it's set up for working visitors with Wi-Fi and multimedia capability.