The desire to achieve sustainable development is, just like producing art, inherent to human nature. An awareness that future generations will inherit the planet we leave them and of the need to act accordingly is exactly what has driven artists through time to leave a record of their world behind so that those born in the future can become better acquainted with the artists’ experiences, surroundings and stories and indeed about them as individuals.
What better way, then, than to find out about the link between humans and sustainability over time through works of art. ACCIONA and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum have joined forces to present Art and Sustainability: Reflections on some social challenges through the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection.
Visitors are able to take a tour through the museum’s permanent collections, stopping off at a number of works showing, from an aesthetic perspective, the relationship between art and the three pillars of sustainable development: the environment, society and the economy.
From Claudio de Lorena to Natalia Goncharova or from Vincent Van Gogh to Romare Bearden; through the different styles defining the periods embodied by the artists, showing natural scenes, urban landscapes, the consequences of industrialisation, human consumption of resources, etc. ACCIONA and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum take visitors on a unique journey helping them to understand how the world has developed while enjoying the work of some of the most important painters of the last 500 years.