(Drivebycuriosity) - When my wife and I visit a city then we use the occasion to take a look into the major museums. Madrid has a nice selection of fine museums, one of them is the Caixa Forum, named after the sponsor, a big bank. The Caix doesn´t have an own collection instead they show temporary exhibitions - like New York´s New Museum. As we visited they had 3 fascinating shows:
There was an exhibition of large scale photographies from rural India, shot by Cristina García Rodero. I enjoyed the fanciful images, even the elderly ladies were dressed in rich colors.
Another show informs the autidence about the connections between art & cinema. We spotted there a lot movie posters, stills, video segments & more.
Fortunately the place was less crowded then the Prado so we could fully enjoy the exhibits.
Above a poster from Andy Warhol`s movie "Flesh", a still from a film classic by Jean Cocteau & a photography by Cindy Sherman.
The tiger images above - I believe "oil on canvas" - look like a movie sequence.
The girl is watching a video which shows colors mingling slowly with water - a psychedelic sequence.
The third exhibition presents paintings by the Spanish artist Ramon Casas. It seems he made his living mostly with portraits, but he also produced humorous images, like him & a friend on a bicycle.
Casas also enjoyed the female shape as you can see above.