12 mai 2011

The Prado Museum Announces Presentation of Its Collection in Australia

Diego Velázquez, Mars. Oil on canvas, 179 x 95 cm, c. 1638. Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado. MADRID.- The Prado will be presenting in Australia a portrait of the Museum through the great masters in its collections. The Museo del Prado has entered into a collaborative agreement with Art Exhibitions Australia (AEA), a non-profit-making body responsible for the organisation of major exhibitions in Australian museums, and with the Queensland Art Gallery in Brisbane. As a result of this agreement, signed in the presence of Ángeles... [Lire la suite]
15 avril 2011

"The Young Ribera" @ Museo Nacional del Prado

Saint Thomas, José de Ribera. Oil on canvas, 105 x 84,5 cm. c. 1609 - 1610. Budapest, Szépművészeti Múzeum, inv. 788 Estherházy collection José de Ribera was born in Játiva (Valencia) in 1591 but lived and worked in Parma, Rome and Naples, where he developed a style based on that of Caravaggio. It was during his time in Parma, Rome and his early years in Naples that Ribera studied and rethought the language of naturalism. The exhibition focuses on this period, in which Ribera’s work passed through different stylistic phases and... [Lire la suite]
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31 janvier 2011

Velázquez Loan Marks Second Month of Dulwich Picture Gallery's Bicentenary

Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez (1599–1660), El bufón Don Sebastián de Morra, c. 1646, Oil on canvas, 106 x 81 cm, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid © Museo Nacional del Prado - Madrid - Spain. LONDON.- Every month during Dulwich Picture Gallery’s Bicentenary celebration year a spectacular masterpiece will hang on the end wall of the Gallery’s enfilade. February sees the arrival of El bufón Don Sebastián de Morra by Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velázquez (1599 -1660). Noel Desenfans and Sir Francis Bourgeois, the two founders... [Lire la suite]
25 novembre 2010

Albrecht Dürer's Adam and Eve Returns to Public Display @ the Prado Museum

Albrecht Durer, Adam y Eva. Museo Nacional del Prado. MADRID.- The Museum is once again displaying the magnificent pair of paintings of Adam and Eve (1507) by Albrecht Dürer, following two years of intensive restoration to their pictorial surfaces and supports. The work on the two panels has benefited from the participation of a team of international experts, jointly co-ordinated by the Prado and the Getty Foundation in Los Angeles. The latter institution funded the restoration of the delicate panels on which the two paintings... [Lire la suite]
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05 novembre 2010

Rubens @ The Prado

Rubens, Pedro Pablo, Saint George and the Dragon, 1607, 304 cm x 256 cm. P01644. Royal Collection © 2010 Museo Nacional del Prado MADRID.- The Museum’s Rubens galleries are temporarily closed for re-modelling as part of the Prado’s “Second Extension” plan. As a result, and over the course of more than two months, the Museum is inviting the public to enter into the vibrant artistic universe of this great and highly prolific Flemish painter through an innovative type of display of its important holdings of autograph works by... [Lire la suite]
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13 septembre 2010

The Prado @ The Meadows

El Greco, Pentecost, c. 1600 (detail). Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado DALLAS, TX.- The Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University (SMU) and the Prado Museum in Madrid today launch a three-year partnership, marking the first such international program for Spain’s national museum. The multifaceted collaboration encompasses the loan of major paintings from the Prado, interdisciplinary research at SMU, an unprecedented internship exchange between the two museums, and a range of public programs. The Meadows is home to one of... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2010

Sargent Masterpiece Travels to Spain for Meeting with Velazquez's "Las Meninas"

Diego Velázquez, "Las Meninas", 1656. Museo Nacional del Prado BOSTON, MA.- An historic meeting among some of the art world’s most enigmatic young ladies will take place at the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid, where John Singer Sargent’s "The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit" (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1882) and Diego Velázquez’s "Las Meninas" (Museo Nacional del Prado, 1656) will be shown together for the first time. On view March 16 through May 30 as part of the Prado’s series "The... [Lire la suite]
03 décembre 2009

'Dutch Painters' @ the Prado

Judith delivering the Head of Holofernes, Salomon de Bray. Oil on panel, 89 x 71 cm. 1636. Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado MADRID.- Through the generosity of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, from 3 December the Prado will be displaying a masterpiece by the Dutch painter Frans Hals, Company of Captain Reijnier Reael and Lieutenant Cornelis Michielsz Blaeuw (1633-1637), which was completed by his fellow-countryman Pieter Codde. This magnificent work by one of the most important Dutch painters of the 17th century is to be seen at... [Lire la suite]
21 mai 2009

"Transformed Gods": Classical Sculptures from the Museo del Prado @ Skulpturensammlung, Dresden

Diadumenos, 140-150 n. Chr.; Marmor. H. 202 cm. Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado, Inv. Nr. E-88. Foto:Klut/Estel © Skulpturensammlung, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden DESDEN.- Two of the oldest collections of antiquities outside Italy are being brought together in a spectacular exhibition: classical sculptures from the Museo Nacional del Prado go on display alongside works from Dresden’s Skulpturensammlung. Both collections have their roots in Rome, are similar in the diversity of their holdings and incorporate major works... [Lire la suite]