'Khroma, the Emotional Universe of Color' at the Carmen Thyssen Museum

'Khroma, the Emotional Universe of Color' at the Carmen Thyssen Museum

Until January 7, 2024, the Carmen Thyssen Museum in Andorra exhibits the temporary exhibition Khroma, the Emotional Universe of Color curated by Guillermo Cervera. According to Cervera "with this exhibition we give meaning to these sensations that colors transmit to us and show visitors how chromaticism affects them emotionally during their visit to the exhibition" and adds that "in this exhibition you can detect synergies between Francesc Masriera and Antonio de Felipe, with more than a hundred years of difference in the execution of each work, or the one achieved between Antonio de Madrazo and Mercedes Lasarte, Figari and Almaraz, Torres García and Saura, or the Crónica Team and Ernst Wilhelm Nay, they allow us to see how, in art, time is a relative factor."

This exhibition is divided into six sections which are: Dark Colors, The nocturnity and the mystery of dark colors; Red, a multifaceted color; Polychromy, synonymous with modernity; Orange, The philosopher's stone of colors; Green, The poisonous color of luck; Blue, the color of the universe contained in blue.

The works of the artists that can be appreciated in this exhibition are those of Carlos Almaraz (Los Angeles), Heinrich Campendonk (Jove Parella), Cope 2 (Iconic Image Blue/Iconic Image Pink), Equipo Crónica (The Staircase), Charles Fazzino (In a New York State of Mind), Luis Feito (Composition II), John Atkinson Grimshaw (Canny Glasgow), Wang Guangyi (The great critic: Pepsi Cola), Wassily Kankisky (Murnau, houses in the Obermarkt), Casimir Martinez Tarrasssó (Landscape of Mallorca), Masaya (1002), Frances Masriera i Manovens (Portrait of a Lady), Darío de Regoyos i Valdés (Snowy night landscape, Haarlem), David Salle (Woman with a black beret), Antonio Saura (The Mandràgora) , Vasa Velizar Mihich (Sphere 5188), Isaber Villar Ortiz de Urbina (Girl in the River with Five Elephants), Pancho Cossío (Still Life of Watermelon), Uri Dushi (Falling in Love), Natan Elkanovich (Audrey & Pippin), Antonio de Felipe (Armas de Mujer II), Pedro Figari (Party in the Field, Carmelo García Barrena (Passages), Mercedes Lasarte (405 & Sunset), Raimundo de Madrazo y Garreta (Exit from the Masked Dance), Manuel Marín (Untitled), Eliseu Meifrèn i Roig (Windmills by the sea), Alec Monopoly (Private Yet), Ernst Wilhelm Nay (Polychromy), Nikolai Sedelnikov (Sketch for Examen de Psyche), Josep de Togores i Llach (Nus), Joaquím Torres García (Constructive Composition), Phil Wainman (The Who Rock Box) and Tom Wesselman (Bedroom Collage).

Variety program of activities

For this exhibition, a whole series of family activities have been programmed such as storytelling, painting, themed visits or creative workshops to publicize the exhibition. Other proposals are the collaboration with the Fundació Orquestra Nacional Clàssica d'Andorra (FONCA), Unicef Andorra, theater schools, storytellers or the Shiori jewelery company. It is also worth noting the collaboration between the Museum and the University of Andorra and the University of Málaga with the participation of the educational days for the studies of Assistant Technician in Cultural Environments for young people with intellectual disabilities in order to allow their corresponding labor inclusion. The Museum also promotes different activities aimed at all ages and groups such as the elderly (Espai fundació Crèdit Andorrà or retirement homes), children, young people (school groups, leisure activity groups, family workshops, etc.) .

It is also worth noting the collaboration with SAAS adults, with visits to people with mental disorders and the "Museum Copyists" Project, which is repeated for the second time and will be carried out by the students of the Escola d'Art del Comú of Andorra la Vella (4th edition). The Museum also participates in the "Summer Nights of the museums", the Ordino Jardins d'Art competition, the Ull Un Festival or the Carnet Jove and collaborates with organizations such as Unicef, AUTEA, RTVA, Fundació Privada Nostra Senyora de Meritxell , etc...

The exhibition, which opened last February 10, 2023, can be visited from Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. :00 hours and is closed on Mondays.


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