The international collection of the TMCA
September 2005: The international collection of the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art is Now Open for All Art lovers to visit the Works from the Most famouse Modern Art movements leaders.
The only Nice thing About This precious public Show Is the Strange beeps of Security ,which seem they are considering us as Thiefs . Maybe it’s just all about safety !
The international collection of the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art embraces the most significant artistic trends and styles of the 20th century and includes important works by most of the prominent and representative figures that emerged during this period. It leads the viewer through the history of modern art movement, exploring its roots and covering all the major schools embodied by important works of their leading artists.
This collection is widely believed to be one of the great surprises of the international museum world, as it offers a panorama of the chief developments in western painting and sculpture from the rise of Impressionism to the triumph of Minimalism. Hence, it would be justifiable to say that this is the most important collection of western art outside western world.
The collection starts with dazzling pictures by the Impressionists, Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro and Edouard Vuillard, known as the pioneers of the revolution in light and colour, who tended to apply paint in small touches of pure colour rather than blended strokes. Their strong belief in painting out of doors, in order to catch a particular fleeting impression of the nature, rather than making a synthesis of colours in the studio can clearly be observed in these works.Then the brilliant works by Gauguin, Lautrec and Van Dongen illustrate the post-Impressionist tendencies.
The other two key figures in the evolution of Modernism, namely Braque and Picasso, are also represented in the collection by major works dating from the 1920s. they portray the early preoccupation of Cubist artists with flat surfaces and geometrical insight. Other works of Picasso show the artist beginning to abandon Cubism and moving towards Surrealism.
Outstanding artists Such as Motherwell, Rothko, Pollock, Gottlieb , de Kooning , Jackson Pollock , Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Jones, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg and Andy Warhol. Morris Louis, Robin Denny and Frank Stella , Frantisek Kupka , Vasarely Ad Reinhardt, Agnes Martin , Donald Judd , Vincent Van gogh , James Ensor ,Rene Magrit , Francis Bacon and … are also included in the collection.