La versión en español está después de la versión en inglés.

The special exhibit at Carmen Thyssen Museum Málaga that runs until 4 September is on the brief figurative trend (Realisms) in Spain from 1918 until the Spanish Civil War began in 1936. It was when Spanish art broke away from its 19th-century past and welcomed the Spanish avant-garde. I loved this exhibit but wasn’t permitted to take photographs, so I’m sharing today some images I found on the museum’s virtual tour. I was impressed with the curators’ commentaries throughout the museum. No over-interpretation. No reading into what someone else thought the artist meant. I was especially happy to read at the entry to this exhibit: “The show… is not designed to be didactic; this enables each viewer to freely create their own narrative (based on origins, affinities, chronologies, personal interests, etc.).” That’s just what I did.

I’m going back into Málaga after a leisurely morning coffee with San Geraldo at Mesón Salvador. I haven’t yet decided which museum I’ll visit.

I’m about to start online yoga. With that and chemistry, I’m hoping to even out my moods.

The Kid Brother and I spoke without video Tuesday. He forgot to pay his mobile bill — again. Then he told me his cable went out on his TV. He assumed I hadn’t paid that. I had. I told him to unplug it and plug it back in again. If that doesn’t work, I told him to ask his office to phone the cable company for help. He thinks I’m a genius.

Nutrition and Fitness Report
Stretching: Once a day.
Walking: 10 km / 6 miles Wednesday.
Gym: Excellent arms, shoulders, and legs workout Wednesday. One-minute plank.


La exposición especial del Museo Carmen Thyssen Málaga hasta el 4 de septiembre trata sobre la corriente figurativa breve (realismos) en España desde 1918 hasta el estallido de la Guerra Civil española en 1936. Fue entonces cuando el arte español rompió con su pasado decimonónico y acogió la vanguardia española. Me encantó esta exhibición pero no me permitieron tomar fotografías, así que hoy comparto algunas imágenes que encontré en el recorrido virtual del museo. Me impresionaron los comentarios de los curadores en todo el museo. Sin sobreinterpretación. Sin leer lo que alguien más pensó que quería decir el artista. Me alegró especialmente leer a la entrada de esta exposición: “La muestra… no está diseñada para ser didáctica; esto permite que cada espectador cree libremente su propia narrativa (basada en orígenes, afinidades, cronologías, intereses personales, etc.)”. Eso es justo lo que hice.

Vuelvo a Málaga después de un tranquilo café mañanero con San Geraldo en el Mesón Salvador. Todavía no he decidido qué museo visitaré.

Estoy a punto de comenzar con el yoga en línea. Con eso y la química, espero equilibrar mi estado de ánimo.

El Hermanito y yo hablamos sin video el martes. Se olvidó de pagar su factura de móvil, otra vez. Luego me dijo que su cable se apagó en su televisor. Supuso que no había pagado eso. Yo Tuve. Le dije que lo desenchufara y lo volviera a enchufar. Si eso no funciona, le dije que le pidiera a su oficina que llamara a la compañía de cable para pedir ayuda. Él piensa que soy un genio.

Informe de Nutrición y Estado Físico
Estiramiento: Una vez al día.
Caminando: 10 km / 6 millas domingo.
Gimnasio: Excellente pecho, espalda, y piernas viernes. Planca de un minuto.

• The museum’s home is a 17th-century private palace.
• El hogar del museo es un palacio privado del siglo XVII.
Credit: Carmen Thyssen Museum Málaga.
Crédito: Museo Carmen Thyssen Málaga.
Credit: Carmen Thyssen Museum Málaga.
Crédito: Museo Carmen Thyssen Málaga.
• I had to walk 46 meters (151 feet) from my doctor’s office. Very convenient.
• Tuve que caminar 46 metros (151 pies) desde el consultorio de mi médico. Muy conveniente.
• Gift shop and excellent book shop. I didn’t buy anything.
• Tienda de regalos y excelente librería. No compre nada.

Click the thumbnails. The Twizy will be almost actual size..
Haz clic en las miniaturas. El Twizy será casi de tamaño real.

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

33 thoughts on “Real{ismos}”

    1. Mistress Borghese:
      Many of the museums are worth visiting for the buildings alone.

  1. I have just vowed to resume online yoga; I had put it by the wayside for various reasons and am ready to start it again. I enjoy “Yoga with Adriene”, especially her 30 day series(es?) that build on a theme. I’ll be back home today, so no excuses! Thanks for the museum tour!

    1. Wilma:
      I’ve misplaced the info on the online yoga that had been recommended to me. I may have to try Yoga with Adriene.

  2. What a gorgeous building, and you know me and buildings!

    Also, I do yoga and it can do wonders for my mood. Hope it helps, plus you feel better physically, too!

    1. Bob:
      You would have such a good time exploring the architecture here. Yes, I’m hoping the yoga helps. I can’t be running all day every day.

  3. Oh, I love all of this, too! And, your birthday flowers! Woo hoo! Gorgeous!
    I’m in awe of you and your exercise every day, Mitchell. Yoga sounds like a great thing for you, too.

    1. Judy C.
      Starting the yoga this afternoon. Definitely. No marathon walk today. Did that again yesterday.

  4. Just catching up on blogs! I think online yoga is good, but not as good as taking a class. I belong to the local YMCA and I used to take classes there, but since Covid, I am reticent about being in an enclosed room with potential Covid-mates. I have tried online yoga and it is better than nothing. I think yoga is the best thing. I started it years ago to help with my lower back, and I found the mediation and the “letting go” was really really helpful to me.

    1. mcpersonalspace54:
      I don’t find the classes as relaxing as they could be. I prefer being on my own. So I hope the online yoga that’s been recommended is good. The “letting go” is especially what I need.

  5. Looks like a nice museum, and I love the building. I also like the Brillo bag in the gift shop window. But do they sell Brillo pads in Spain?

    1. Steve:
      I’ve never seen Brillo pads in the supermarkets, but I haven’t searched. I do know you can buy the brand online here in Spain.

    1. Jon:
      I’m sure you’ve seen that type of ceiling on your visits. So beautiful.

  6. You inspire me, Scoot. I’m going to watch my Walking the Pounds Away dvd. I may even take it out of its cover and put it inside the player! I think it would be easier to find a museum or two around these here parts.

    1. Deedles:
      Is a foam roll used for the Walking the Pounds Away workout? You could always use a sweet roll.

      1. Scoot, sweetie, Balder Half gives me all the sweet rolls I need. If we had a barn with a hayloft, life would be complete.

    1. Kirk:
      The gift shop is strange in that it’s a catch-all. Andy Warhol is definitely not represented in 19th- and 20th-century Spanish art. It’s a nice gift shop, but I prefer when they stick to their collections and special exhibits.

  7. I too love this building. It reminds me of the Picasso museum there in Malaga. I enjoyed a Realistas de Madrid exhibit at the Thyssen in Madrid in 2016. I couldn’t take photos either but enjoyed the exhibit nonetheless. Thanks for the lovely photos in Malaga.

    1. tobyo:
      Thanks for your visit. I like the building husing the Picasso Museum even more. So much more original detail remains.

    1. Sassybear:
      These local museums in converted palaces can be amazing. This palace was almost gone by the time it was rescued but what they did with the contemporary hallways and stairs is wonderful. Some other of the palaces I’ve seen are incredible. The art glass museum is one. I’ll have to make another visit and take more pictures of the structure this time.

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