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Balenciaga and Spanish Painting

Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum / Madrid

The couturier Cristóbal Balenciaga pulled effortlessly from his inheritance as a Spaniard. The Catholic Church, Flamenco, the bull fights, royalty, yes. Profound was the influence of Spanish art—its colors and volumes—from Francisco de Zurbarán to Joan Miró. The painted folds of a robe, the painted light of fabric falling—Balenciaga’s hands structured these shadows and spaces right into the gown, the suit, the coat. One doesn’t miss an exhibition on the incomparable Balenciaga. —L.J.

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Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum Paseo del Prado, 8, 28014 Madrid, Spain
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