Spring of masters
London, A Coruña, New York and Amsterdam are all gearing up for a season filled with exhibitions starring great names from the history of painting.
Cover image: Joan Miró, “Hirondelle Amour”, 2018 Successió Miró/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris
1 London: Sorolla at the National Gallery
The National Gallery offers a retrospective of the Valencia-born artist, who has not been featured in an exhibition in the UK for more than a century. Sorolla: Master of Light will be the largest exhibition of the artist’s work outside Spain. Despite the fact that the UK has only seven of his works, he has been a very well-known artist in London since his first exhibition in the former Grafton Galleries in 1908.
2 A Coruña: the Golden Age at the Barrié Foundation
The Barrié Foundation is hosting 90 works from the 16th to the 19th centuries from the Victoria and Albert Museum’s collection of Dutch and Flemish Golden Age drawings. Rembrandt, Rubens, Van Dyck and Bruegel the Elder are some of the artists of works leaving London for another European country for the very first time. Trazos Maestros coincides with the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt’s death.
Entrance is free of charge; the museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 11 am to 2 pm and from 5 pm to 8 pm (including bank holidays). Fly to A Coruña from 9,000 Avios (return flight).
3 New York: Joan Miró at the MoMA
More than 60 works between paintings, records, illustrated books and objects, mostly produced between 1920 – the year of Miró’s first trip to Paris – and the early 50s, are shown in Joan Miró: Birth of the World. One of them is Birth of the World, one of his most monumental paintings. The work – for which the exhibition has been named – has been at the museum since 1972.
The MoMA is open every day from 10.30 am to 5.30 pm and on Friday until 8 pm. Tickets for students cost $14; for adults, $25; and for seniors 65+, $18. Tickets for children up to 16 are free. Fly to New York from 34,000 Avios (return flight).
4 Amsterdam: The 350th anniversary of Rembrandt’s death at the Rijksmuseum
This year, the museum is celebrating the Year of Rembrandt with a wide-ranging programme of special events and exhibitions dedicated to the greatest representative of the Dutch Golden Age. All the Rembrandts offers a unique opportunity for a look at all the techniques that marked the Baroque master’s oeuvre, ranging from self-portraits to a section dedicated to the world and the people surrounding it.
It is open every day from 9 am to 5 pm; visitors under 18 pay no entrance fee. Tickets for adults are €20, or €19 if purchased online. In addition, the city offers cards like this, which allows the bearer to enter all museums free of charge. Fly to Amsterdam from 15,000 Avios (return flight).