Impressionism in Spain

The exhibition is an extensive retrospective of the career of Darío de Regoyos (1857-1913), one of the relatively few Spanish Impressionists. More than 100 works will reveal the artist’s different modes of artistic expression, thematic concerns and aesthetic evolution over the course of his career. Their original use of colour and audacious depiction of the effects of light and atmosphere make Regoyos’s landscapes one of the most innovative chapters in the history of Spanish art of this period. In addition, the early links he established with Belgian and French painters, musicians and writers and his active participation in avant-garde art circles make him the most international figure in late 19th-century Spanish painting. In contrast, his works based around the concept of España negra [Black Spain] reflect a darker side of Spanish culture.