|CROSSING THE BRIDGE INTO THE HISTORIC CENTER OF MÁLAGA.|
San Geraldo and I went one day to the Carmen Thyssen Museum, which focuses on 19th-century Spanish painting (and mostly from Southern Spain, Andalucía). That was the day I learned I'm not really a tremendous fan of 19th-century Spanish painting (whether or not it's from Andalucía). The museum opened in March 2011 and was still undergoing renovation and improvements when we first arrived in Málaga (on our way to Sevilla) in July of that year. The museum is of excellent quality.The collection, if that period interests you, is impressive. The exhibit spaces are well-lit, well-designed, and efficient. But, to be honest, beyond the art itself, I was disappointed.
|THE MAIN ENTRANCE (CENTER). SAN GERALDO IN HAT. GIFT SHOP WINDOW (RIGHT)|
Given that the museum is in a converted 16th-century building, I expected the space itself to be interesting and exciting. I didn't find it so. I would certainly go back for special exhibits of interest. And of course I look forward to checking out the Picasso Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art, and the other museums of Málaga.
|I ENJOYED THIS PARTICULAR GALLERY.|
|SO MUCH FOR MY YEARS AS AN ART STUDENT... I FORGOT TO GET THE ATTRIBUTIONS.|
(CLICK FOR A BETTER VIEW.)
|MY TAKE? BARBIE AS A SPANISH LADY.|
(THE ONLY ART DISPLAYED IN THE COURTYARD. NO EXPLANATION GIVEN.)
(CLICK FOR A BETTER VIEW... DON'T ASK ME WHY.)
|THE HALLS ON EACH FLOOR OUTSIDE THE GALLERIES.|
THIS WAS THE SPACE I FOUND MOST INTERESTING AND ALIVE.
|ONE OF MY FAVORITES. (BUT IN THE GIFT SHOP WINDOW.)|
|AFTER LEAVING THE MUSUEM.|
|HEADING BACK TO THE TRAIN ACROSS A DIFFERENT BRIDGE|
(TOWARD THE CHURCH OF SANTA DOMINGO).
Although I may not have appreciated this museum as I should have — or as I might have hoped, Dudo knows what he likes and shows his appreciation.
|DUDO ADORING THE ART OF THE DOWAGER DUCHESS.|
|(CLICK EITHER PHOTO TO SEE HOW MUCH DUDO APPRECIATES ART.)|