02 août 2018

The Museo del Prado completes the redesign and rehang of its North Wing galleries

Flemish and Northern Schools rooms. Photo © Museo Nacional del Prado MADRID.- The new installation presented was first envisaged in the Redesign of the Collections of the Museo del Prado Plan, known as the “2009-2012 Action Plan”. It has been implemented through the Museum’s subsequent four-year plans and aims at making full use of all the existing galleries in the Villanueva Building. Following the completion in 2007 of the extension to the Museo del Prado around the Jerónimos Cloister, which resulted in a... [Lire la suite]
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21 septembre 2015

Portraits of Daniele Barbaro by Titian and Veronese united for the first time in Venice

Titian, "Portrait of Daniele Barbaro", c. 1545, Museo del Prado. VENICE.- The autumn season at Palazzo Cini at San Vio opened on 19 September with the arrival of some fascinating art works. Recently refurbished with the support of Assicurazioni Generali, the second floor of the museum-house is the stage for an important tribute to the Venetian humanist Daniele Barbaro (1514-1570). A highly refined patron and leading light in intellectual discussions in the cultural circles of the Serenissima, Barbaro... [Lire la suite]
20 novembre 2012

Museo del Prado presents one of the largest exhibitions on Anthony Van Dyck held to date

Self-Portrait, Van Dyck. Oil on panel, 43 x 32.5 cm, ca. 1615, Vienna, Gemäldegalerie der Akademie der bildenen Künste MADRID.- Anthony van Dyck is one of the few artists over the course of history to reveal an astonishingly precocious talent. This exhibition opens with a self-portrait of around 1615 executed when he was only fifteen or sixteen. It concludes in 1621, the date when he moved to Italy from his native city of Antwerp. During those six years in Antwerp and until the age of twenty-two, Van Dyck produced more than 160... [Lire la suite]
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01 mars 2011

"Chardin (1699-1779)" @ Museo del Prado

Jean Siméon Chardin (1699-1779), Ray also called Kitchen Interior (1725-1726). Oil on canvas, 114 x 146 cm. Paris, Musée du Louvre. MADRID.- The Museo del Prado presents the exhibition Chardin, a comprehensive survey of the work of Jean Siméon Chardin (1699-1779). Chardin is one of the leading names in 18th-century French painting but has never been the subject of an exhibition in Spain, which only houses three of his paintings, all in the Museo Thyssen. After being shown at the Palazzo dei Diamante in Ferrara, the exhibition is... [Lire la suite]
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22 juin 2010

Turner and The Masters Opens @ Museo del Prado with Additional Works of Art

Snow Storm-Steam-Boat off a Harbour's Mouth. JMW Turner. 1842. Oil on canvas. MADRID.- Having already been seen in London and Paris, Turner and the Masters will now be shown at the Museo del Prado in Madrid. Its aim is to reveal to visitors the extent of Turner’s links with other historically important artists and the profoundly original way in which he assimilated their influence. This comparison will assist in an understanding of how Turner’s approach to and assimilation of other artists was intended not just as an homage to... [Lire la suite]
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03 juin 2010

'The Loves of Mercury and Herse. A Tapestry Series by Willem de Pannemaker' @ Museo del Prado

Cecrops welcomes Mercury, Manufactured by Willem de Pannemaker. Gold, silver, silk and wool thread, 435 x 551 cm. Brussels, ca.1570. Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado. MADRID.- The Museo del Prado will be exhibiting the eight mythological tapestries that comprise the only complete surviving example of this series on the loves of Mercury and Herse, one of the 246 tales recounted in the 15 books of Ovid’s great poem known as the Metamorphoses. For the first time since their dispersion in the early 20th century, the exhibition... [Lire la suite]

04 juin 2009

The Prado is Temporarily Enriching its El Greco Collection with the Artist's View and Plan of Toledo

MADRID.- Starting yesterday, until the autumn of next year when it is envisaged that work will be completed on the Museo del Greco in Toledo, visitors to the Prado will have the chance to appreciate the artist’s unique work, View and Plan of Toledo. In contrast to the partial views of the city that appear in other works by the artist, this canvas offers a multiple viewpoint; in addition to a perspectival presentation it includes a detailed plan of the city, held up by the figure of a young man and painted with the... [Lire la suite]
26 mai 2009

“Joaquín Sorolla (1863-1923)” @ Museo del Prado

The White Boat, Jávea. Oil on canvas, 105 x 150 cm., 1905. Private collection MADRID.- This May, the Museo del Prado is presenting the largest and most important retrospective ever to be devoted to the work of Joaquín Sorolla, the most internationally celebrated Spanish painter of the XIX century. The exhibition includes more than 100 paintings by the artist and will offer a comprehensive overview of his finest works, among them all of his great masterpieces. They include the group of panels entitled Visions of Spain, painted... [Lire la suite]
28 avril 2009

Museo del Prado Welcomes Georges de la Tour's Penitent Magdalene, on Loan from the Louvre

Georges de La Tour, Penitent Magdalene, oil on canvas. Musee du Louvre. Acquired in 1949. MADRID.- Through the program “Guest Work of Art”, the Museo del Prado inaugurates a new exhibition model that pretends to allow visitors to get closer to great Works of art from other museums with the double objective of enriching the visitor´s experience and to estbalish a comparative term that allows reflection on the museum´s own works of art. The work of art selected to open the program, The Penitent Magdalene by Georges de la Tour,... [Lire la suite]
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28 avril 2009

Prado Opens New Guest Work Program and Exhibition Hall with a Visit by Nicolas Sarkozy

The King and Queen of Spain together with French President, Nicolas Sarkozy (2r), and his wife, Carla Bruni (2l), pose in front of the work of art “The Family of Phillip V” by Louis Michel van Loo in the brand new The First Borbons Hall, a thematic hall that shows portraits of the Borbons made by French painters from the 18th Century. Photo: EFE/Ballesteros. MADRID:- The state visit that French President Nicolas Sarkozy made to Spain and to the Museo del Prado yesterday afternoon, together with the King and Queen of Spain,... [Lire la suite]
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