The exhibition presents two visions of Spain: Black Spain, with Zuloaga and Solana as its major representatives, and White Spain idealised by Sorolla's luminous, shimmering palette. Taking these two different sensibilities and the proliferation of artistic movements that appeared one after another at the dawn of the 20th century, the exhibition demonstrates how constant contact with Paris, the capital of New Painting, led the majority of these artists to adopt new idioms, while still remaining the heirs to El Greco, Ribera and Goya, and retaining part of their Hispanic identity.
CuratorsGuy Cogeval, president, Musées d'Orsay et l'Orangerie
Pablo Jimenez Burillo, director, MAPFRE Foundation, Madrid
Marie-Paule Vial, director, Musée de l'Orangerie
This exhibition was organised by: the Public Establishment of the Musées d'Orsay et l'Orangerie the MAPFRE Foundation, Madrid