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Art From Us MUSEUM GUIDE : Reina Sofia : Room 402

Today we arrive at Reina Sofia’s Room 402 – The Europe of Dystopia, for our weekly Museum Guide excursion, led by Divvya Nirula.

Presented here are our top three must-see objects on view here. Next time you visit the museum, do not miss these!

1. Painting, 1950, by Joan Miró
2. Bird Woman, 1949, by Constant Nieuwenhuys
3. The High Grass, 1951, by Pierre Alechinsky

Image credit for artworks : Reina Sofia

Some fun facts about the Museum :

  • The Reina Sofia presents its collection in an unconventional way. It is proud to break away from the standardised practice of presenting artworks in a chronological order as a mere narration of history. Instead, the hang of the works encourage visitors to traverse the vast space and form their own links and make their own connections with the art, the artists and the time period.
  • The Museum’s collection has been carefully planned and curated over the years. In 90s, with ‘Operation Picasso’ the Museum specially contacted the Spanish master’s heirs in order to procure certain key works that would support the existing works in the collection.
  • Long term loans, acquisitions and donations are other ways in which the Museum is able to procure important works for display within its walls. The aim is to create an ever-evolving narrative, as much as it is to make art accessible to the public.

A Final Thought :

Apart from important works of Spanish art, the collection also features seminal works by international artists. This is done to provide the viewer with a wholistic view of artistic trends and tendencies of the time. The aim is not merely to present the canonised art. It is to further discuss and explore the interrelations between these works.

Visit Art From Us Archive for Museum Guide collated by Divvya Nirula. Here you shall find more suggestions on where you should visit next. And what you should see there. 

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