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Second Canvas Thyssen Museum

Second Canvas Thyssen is your tool for getting closer to the secrets of Thyssen-Bornemisza museum and discover their impressive masterpieces in super high resolution, like never before.
Explore, interact, learn from stories told by Thyssen experts or choose your favorite detail and share it with your friends on social media, including the option of hooking it up to your TV screen at home or at school.

Created by Thyssen-Bornemisza museum and Madpixel, and with the exclusive collaboration of Fundación BBVA, Second Canvas Thyssen allows you to explore 8 masterpieces from the museum’s collection, including Caravaggio, Carpaccio, van Gogh, Kandinsky... with the best quality and resolution. Also including 20 additional pieces in an alternative itinerary that provides context to the masterpieces.

Works you will find on Second Canvas Thyssen:


• Portrait of Giovanna Tornabuoni (1489-1490) by Domenico Ghirlandaio
• Young Knight in a Landscape (1510) by Vittore Carpaccio
• Saint Catherine of Alexandria (ca. 1598) by Caravaggio
• Piazza Navona, Rome by Gaspar van Wittel
• Rue Saint-Honoré in the Afternoon. Effect of Rain (1897) by Camille Pissarro
• "Les Vessenots" en Auvers (1890) by Vincent van Gogh
• Metropolis (1916-1917) by George Grosz
• Picture with Three Spots, No. 196 (1914) by Wassily Kandinsky

Also including 20 additional pieces in HD resolution from artists such as Antonello da Messina, Canaletto, Durer, Degas, Cézanne, Franz Marc... in an alternative itinerary, giving also context to the masterpieces.

Main features:


• Super-zoom to explore the artworks with the best quality up to the brushstroke level, and see the crackle, thanks to their Gigapixel resolution.
• Infrared, X-ray, ultraviolet vision available on some ket paintings to reveal the drawing under the painting and discover the "pentimenti", even on the tiniest details.
• Discover amazing stories on the Thyssen masterpieces, detail by detail, told by museum experts: learn about the characters, symbology, technique, or the artist signature.
• Tell your own stories on social media, selecting the details you want to share in super-high resolution.
• Download the details with their stories so they can be accessed even when you’re offline or in airplane mode.

We hope you'll enjoy Second Canvas Thyssen. Tell us about your experience with the app and help us to improve it: SCThyssen@secondcanvas.net

For more information about Second Canvas: www.secondcanvas.net www.museothyssen.org

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Reviews (9)

Kay. P. Feb 18, 2020     

A *major* flaw is that when using the 'map' view to find artworks in the same area, you cannot zoom out. The map is so small that the markers are practically on top of each other and unless your fingertip is the size of a pin, you can't select them. Needs updating because some artworks have moved; and if you touch your screen to keep it from shutting off during the audio, the audio pauses. Generally a pain in the butt to use. Pay for the audio guide instead.

Pav. K. Mar 10, 2022     

Useless app. Recognition camera tool doesn't work.

Sar. S. Nov 11, 2018     

Cannot open with my phone

Sas. D. Jun 21, 2018     

Developer can you please add rotation fearure for landscapes?

Ale. A. Dec 24, 2017     

An outstanding app with volumes of in-depth facts on 15 works and some more additional info. Cant wait to visit the museum some day. High quality images. The app wont work on older android versions like 4.4.2

A. G. u. Nov 14, 2017     

It's amazing to be able to admire all those work-Art paints.

Joh. R. May 14, 2017     

Amazing opportunity to get insights into the landmark paintings. Well organized and beautiful high res pictures. Using this to prepare for my visit to the Thyssen. Thank you for this app.

Pet. W. Apr 15, 2017     

Would be OK if the UX wasn't such a disaster

Dav. Y. Jun 14, 2017     

The app stopped when I selected Map from the menu and Second Floor. I tried several times. Apart from that the information didn't seem to be related to what I wanted to look at.