Swan song at Fundacion Mapfre

February, 14, 2015

From February 14 through May 3, 2015, Fundación Mapfre will host the exhibit Swan Song. Academic Paintings Of The Salon De Paris. Musée D´orsay Collections, offering a selection of France’s best academic paintings from the second half of the nineteenth century.

This is the first time an exhibit of such characteristics will be presented, representing a fresh perspective in the international scene. This exhibit brings together masterpieces from academic painters of the salons of nineteenth-century Paris. History would appear to have traditionally assigned them with the role of just enough counterpoint necessary to react to impressionism and the remaining tendencies that seem to lead directly to the vanguards and art of the twentieth century. However, this style of splendid and refined painting marks one of the most brilliant pages in Art History as the final heir of the tradition of great paintings.