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The magic of Boldini in Madrid

By | 16 October, 2019 | 0 comments

Boldini y la pintura española de fin de siglo

The magic of painting and portraits by the Italian painter Giovanni Boldini have inspired an exhibition that transmits love, tenderness and beauty. These qualities are brought to life in every stroke of the artist’s brush on the different canvases that will be showcased in this new exhibition in Madrid. Considered one of the best late 19th century portrait painters, Boldini moved to Madrid in 1871, filling the famous streets of the Montmartre neighbourhood with his beautiful artwork.

Exhibitions in Madrid

Fundación Mapfre has united, together with other works by Spanish artists, a new and intriguing collection of fantastic works, presenting every daring moment and every brush stroke made on canvases by the artists. The works were all created during the period when Boldini, and other Spanish artists, lived in Paris.

Anecdotal scenes, the daily occurrences from the recently inaugurated modern life, the renewal of the portrait, the Italian, Parisian and Spanish influences, all presented in a unique exhibition that unites over 100 works. Under the name “La fuerza y la decisión única de Giovanni Boldini” (The Strength and Unique Decision of Giovanni Boldini), Fundación Mapfre is presenting this unique display of the portrait painter’s artistic life for the first time.

The exhibition is running until 12 January 2020 in the Fundación Mapfre exhibition hall on Paseo de Recoletos number 23. Opening hours: Monday 14:00 to 20:00, Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 to 20:00, Sundays and public holidays 11:00 to 19:00. The exhibition will remain closed on 25 December and 1 and 6 January 2020. For the rest of the time, prepare to experience an exciting journey through the latter part of the 19th century with this exhibition in Madrid.


Categories: Madrid Cultura

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