From 1st March to 23th April 2023, the Region of Madrid presents the exhibition "Madrid en la Colección Abelló. Pinturas y dibujos de los siglos XVII al XX", which includes a selection of drawings and paintings belonging to Anna Gamazo and Juan Abelló, two of the most important art collectors in Europe.
This exhibition, which can be visited at the Real Casa de Correos in Madrid, opens an exceptional window on the region's past through a panoramic view of four centuries.
Through 55 paintings and drawings by artists such as Francisco de Goya, Santiago Rusiñol, Antonio Joli or David Roberts with a high documentary and artistic value, this is an atypical collection in Spanish art collecting, both for its subject matter and for its number and quality, which can be enjoyed on a unique occasion.
"Madrid en la Colección Abelló. Pinturas y dibujos de los siglos XVII al XX" offers a broad overview of the evolution of the image of Madrid, as the collection has abundant, and in some cases unique, visual testimonies of the most representative spaces.
The works are grouped into six sections, according to thematic and geographical criteria. One of the characteristic features of the collection is that it focuses on views of cities, to the point of forming an outstanding nucleus of scenes from Naples, Venice, Seville and Madrid, the latter being the most complete in terms of number and variety. This part is therefore a small museum about Madrid, comparable to and complementary to the collections of some public museums.
More information: Comunidad de Madrid
Image credits: ©Andrés Arranz