The Thyssen Museum will celebrate its 25th anniversary in October 2017. Since 1992, when the Thyssen-Bornemisza collection went on to form part Spain’s artistic heritage, the museum has been a point of reference for both residents of Madrid and visitors from across the world, particularly in terms of modern and contemporary art.
To celebrate the anniversary, Endesa is helping to highlight the important cultural heritage of the Thyssen Museum through various activities aimed at bringing the museum out on to the streets for everyone to enjoy its wonderful collection in a very original way.
Throughout the month of October, under the slogan #laluzdelapintura, (the light of art), visitors will be able to enjoy the great works of art of famous artists thanks to projection screens installed on the museum’ facades.
The images are grouped into seven thematic sequences (light, reflections, shade, transparency, semi-darkness, clarity and brightness): Zurbarán’s ‘Saint Casilda’ and Degás’ Little Dancer, Juan Gris’ ‘Bottle and Fruit Dish’, Derain’s ‘Waterloo Bridge’, Ghirlandaio’s ‘Giovanna Tornabuoni and Van Gogh’s ‘Les Vessenots’ in Auvers, are just a few of the nearly seventy paintings that will be displayed on the Paseo del Prado and Carerra de San Jerónimo over the next few days.
3D videos will also be shown, which enable visitors to venture inside 12 paintings, allowing them to enjoy a truly unique experience and a new way of enjoying art.
As part of these anniversary celebrations and coinciding with the International Museum Day and the Night of Museums, last May we also installed an interactive painting outside the Thyssen Museum, where people could “get inside” their favourite works of art and become part of these.