PEDRO MASAVEU: PASSION FOR SOROLLA
This is exhibition in homage, on the 25th anniversary of his death,to a businessman and philanthropist Pedro Masaveu Peterson (1938- 1993), his fervent art lover, felt a strong predilection for the painter Joaquín Sorolla Bastida (1862 -1923) one of the richest, most prolific and fascinating personalities that the history of modern Spanish painting has given.
Pedro Masaveu is also the main Spanish collector of Sorolla. He acquired fifty-nine works made between 1882 and 1917, of which forty-six continue in the Masaveu Collection and thirteen belong to the Pedro Masaveu Collection, today in the Museum of Fine Arts of Asturias.
This important set of paintings of various themes, with special attention to matters related to the sea and beaches, is presented in its entirety for the first time to the public, except for Arrival of fishing, which is currently exhibited in the National Museum Reina Sofía Art Center. Among these paintings, we must mention as references of the first order The family of Mr. Rafael Errázuriz Urmeneta (1905), My wife and my daughters in the garden (1910), Playa de Valencia. Afternoon sun (1908) and Sewing the candle (1904) of the Masaveu Collection and Transporting the grape. Jávea (1900) and Running along the beach. Valencia, (1908) of the Pedro Masaveu Collection.
For the route through the exhibition, a special presentation was made with the works suspended on concrete and glass structures, in reference to the glass easels designed by the Italian- Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi for the exhibition of the Collection of the São Paulo Art Museum between 1968 and 1996. The use of these supports creates a dialogue between two great Brazilian architects: Óscar Niemeyer, the creator of the Niemeyer dome, and Li Bo Bardi, the designer of the easels, whil also generating an invisible relationship between the paintings suspended in mid-air and the viewer, who has a complete, clear and unique vantage point of the works as a whole as well as the space harbouring them.
Pedro Masaveu: Pasión por Sorolla
Avda. del Zinc, s/n
Telf: 984 835 031
From June 29, 2018 to January 6, 2019
(Monday to Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 2.00 p.m and from 4.00 p.m. to 20:00 p.m.)
From September 17 to January 6
(Wednesdays to Sunday from 11.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. smf from 4.00 p.m to 7:00 p.m)
Admission 3 € general (2,5€ reduced)
Number of visitors: 56.279
The ticket office of this exhibition was entirely destined to the Niemeyer Center
Mi mujer y mis hijas en el jardín (My Wife and My Daughters in the Garden), 1910. Author: Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida © Masaveu Collection