Mata Mua, goodbye to the jewel of the Thyssen Museum

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The famous painting by the painter Paul Gauguin is already packaged and approved by the Government for sale and export.

He Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum prepares the departure of its jewel of La Corona, the exquisite Kill Mua of the French painter Paul Gauguin, one of the recognized fathers of post-impressionism and primitivism.

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About the Work Mata Mua

This oil on canvas dating from 1892 expresses the exotic and primitive in the daily life of the natives, captured by the acclaimed painter in exile on an island in Tahiti where he was looking for a new inspiration for his works. Undoubtedly a great loss for the Thyssen Museum, although a great economic pocket since it is valued at more than 45 million euros.

In addition to Mata Mua, the Thyssen Museum also has the famous works for its output Racehorses in a Landscape, by Degas; Wellfleet's Martha Mckeen by Hopper and Monet's Charing Cross Bridge, all of them owned by Carmen Cervera.

Reactions to the possible sale

The reactions have not been long in coming. One of the most relevant is undoubtedly that of the Minister of Culture and Sports, who has already expressed his opinion about this fact.

Baroness Thyssen has her legitimate property right to remove the work from her private collection Kill Mua.

Jose Manuel Rodriguez Uribes

Regarding his bid, the Ministry rules out the possibility of a purchase by his department, given the difficult economic and health circumstances that the country is going through.

Will Mata Mua be shown again?

Although it is certain that Mata Mua will leave the rooms of the Thyssen Museum, the fate of the work is still unknown. A tough farewell without a doubt since Mata Mua leaves Spain after many years of idyll with the country and specifically with the capital of Madrid. We can only hope that the person or entity that is made with this precious work gives it up for its exhibition and thus we can continue enjoying it in some other country, if possible, that is not too far away.


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