Hortus conclusus – Madrid (Spain)

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Hortus conclusus – Madrid (Spain)

The hortus conclusus, or closed garden, is the subject of this exhibition that brings together twelve works that reveal the echo of this concept in the history of European painting. From early Medieval works, based on the Christian interpretation of the Song of Songs, to the diverse artistic movements of the 19th century, this literary concept has been expressed in a range of different ways. Sixteenth-century depictions of the Garden of Eden, the depiction of gardens, which reached its high point in the nineteenth century with Monet and Frieseke, and the variety of still-life and floral paintings to be found throughout the history of painting all share this echo of the original closed garden, the lost Garden of Eden.


Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza
Paseo del Prado, 8
28014 Madrid