The triumph of color. Van Gogh to Matisse.


The concerned exhibition is The triumph of color. Van Gogh to Matisse. Mapfre Foundation reopens its space in Garriga i Nogués house with this exhibition. It is a collection of over 70 works belonging to the Musée d’Orsay and the Musée de l’Orangerie. This artistic proposal will be available in Barcelona from October 10 to January 10, 2016.

For art lovers, this is a unique event. A true revolution of color from early impressionist brushstrokes to the explosion of avant-garde artists such as Cézanne. In it we find the color as the hub of all the artistic reproduction. “Color expresses something itself” and this is why artists have gradually moved away from the precise representation of nature to portray color as the topic of the work.

The triumph of color demonstrates the emotional effect that the color contains. The post-impressionist artist stands as fleeing from the constriction of art. Thus, from Van Gogh to Matisse, Gauguin and Monet, we find a release in their paintings. This freedom gets a more private and internalized expression thus achieving a different and innovative look where the only protagonist is the color. The color has a meaning itself, this is what Cézanne thinks about painting: it is to “leave recorded the sensations you have.”

In addition, the exhibition is accompanied by explanatory signs and audio guides. This revolution of color, however, deserves a more internalized gaze. In the same hall, we can find contrary feelings such as classicism versus romanticism. Therefore, beyond being a unique exhibition in Barcelona is an experience, because the viewer is confronted with the artists struggle to achieve the revolution of color. This is the theme that marks the period between the end of the nineteenth century and early twentieth century.

From Hotel Omm we want to communicate that these masterpieces are hardly on display outside the Musee d’Orsay and the Musée de l’Orangerie. So do not hesitate to attend this meeting with the great figures of modern art. The triumph of color will be available in the Mapfre Foundation until January 10, 2016.