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It is really useful for our regular visitors as well as for Friends of the museum who will be able to find details of the exclusive Friends’ activities here. It is also ideal for those of us who want to prepare their visit in advance. If you are connected to the Internet the app allows you to buy tickets and access other great services such as our online shop, all from your mobile phone.
Discover a selection of some of the exceptional works it has to offer: 143 masterpieces by 131 artists, spanning over seven centuries.
This app takes you on an incredible journey through the history of art, starting in the proto-Renaissance of the late Middle Ages, followed by the Renaissance itself and the Baroque and concluding at the height of Modernism in the 20th century with key movements like Impressionism, Cubism, Surrealism and Pop Art. Along the way you’ll find essential artists such as Rembrandt, Rubens, Holbein, Caravaggio, Degas, Monet, Picasso, Kandinsky, Rothko and Hopper, among many others.
Learn more about these artists and their art through expert texts and zoomable images of the highest quality, and find out about the how the collection was formed in a video featuring the Museum’s director.
Explore some masterpieces in even greater depth: eight gigapixel photographs let you zoom in and see these works in stunning detail on an almost microscopic level, while the Museum’s renowned curators reveal their favourite paintings in two exclusive videos.
Another fascinating way to view the collection is provided by the Themes section, where a curated selection of works is grouped under different topics.
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You will also find practical information about visiting the Museum, as well as a calendar of its exhibitions and activities.
Selected Works from the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum provides an unmissable opportunity to find out about the most remarkable and unique works of art from one of Europe’s leading Museums.
What is the connection between the work of Dürer and Kokoschka? Hopper and Amorosi? Lucian Freud and Watteau? Find out thanks to this free app by the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza. The app recreates a series of special displays of works from our collections commemorating the 20th anniversary of the museum’s inauguration. This free app aims to reinforce the idea of the Museo Thyssen as not only a place of enjoyment, but also of learning. Download it and discover much, much more thanks to artist biographies, virtual tours and image galleries.
The section “Discover” is aimed at the really inquisitive user. Here, with a simple swipe across the screen, you can x-ray the image or apply a layer infra-red or UV onto the painting to discover what is hidden under the dress of Giovanna or what the first version of the necklace looked like that Ghirlandaio painted.
For those who are interested in delving deeper into the technical aspects of the painting, this app has more than 15 fun clips that will demonstrate that every single detail in the picture, even the very composition of the elements within it, has a reason for being there.
Videos, images, and documents make up the rest of this fantastic study carried out by the Department of Old Masters together with the Restoration Department of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid – one of the most impressive gems of the history of art.