Spectacle and Role Playing in Contemporary Art
Opera, theatre and ballet have held a particular fascination for visual artists since time immemorial, as they drew their inspiration from the ornate theatre architecture, opulent stage settings, fantastic costumes and rousing performances.
With approximately 70 works from the Goetz Collection, the exhibition illustrates how the interplay between art and the stage has continued down to the present day.
Spain’s Golden Age
The Era of Velázquez in Painting and Sculpture
The Spanish Siglo de Oro, or “Golden Age”, is one of the most fascinating chapters in the history of Western art. With works of such brilliant masters as Veláquez, El Greco, Zurbarán, and Murillo the art of the hitherto most powerful country in Europe experienced its greatest flourishing in the very century in which it all too rapidly lost its hegemony and went into political decline. The exhibition will present a surprisingly diverse survey of the Siglo de Oro, on a scale previously unheard of and unseen outside of Spain.