09 mars 2010

"The Art of Power. The Royal Armoury and court portraiture" @ Museo Nacional del Prado

Portrait of Charles V in Armor , Juan Pantoja de la Cruz (1553-1608). 1608. Oil on canvas; 181.5 x 96 cm. Signed: “Jues Pantoja de la + eius traductor 1608”. Patrimonio Nacional. El Escorial, Real Monasterio de San LorenzoArmor from the Mühlberg garniture of Emperor Charles V , Desiderius Helmschmid (doc. 1513-1579), Augsburg, 1544 MADRID.- 35 paintings will be seen alongside 31 full suits of armour and pieces of armour loaned from the Royal Armoury in Madrid, considered the finest collection in the world along with that of the... [Lire la suite]