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The Hermitage exhibition of Madrid Prado Museum
« on: February 28, 2011, 04:52:11 PM »
For the first time from the 30-ies outside Spain exported drawing of Hieronymus Bosch, Titian, Raphael, Velazquez, Goya, El Greco. The details from The Moscow Post.

Until May 29, visitors can see 66 paintings, including works by Hieronymus Bosch, Titian, Raphael, Velazquez, Goya, El Greco. Incidentally the opening was attended by Dmitry Medvedev and the King of Spain Juan Carlos I. Nicholas Hall of the Winter Palace, completely given over to "Spanish" exposure.

"We tried to make the audience appreciated not only the quality of the works, but also the latitude provided by the collection - the director of the Prado Miguel Sugas. - I want to show the full panorama of painting - the Spanish, Western, Renaissance.

We note that the exhibition reflects the evolution of tastes and interests of the Spanish monarchs - from Charles V to Ferdinand VII. It was the last in 1819 opened the Royal Museum of Painting and Sculpture, later became known as the Prado.

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Re: The Hermitage exhibition of Madrid Prado Museum
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2011, 06:20:05 PM »
The Hermitage has opened an exhibition of works from the collections of the Prado Museum - definitely the main event of the year and not just in the Hermitage.

Of course, if not officially celebrated the year of Spain, this would have never happened.  The show was opening with a fanfare for two days. First - in the presence of President Medvedev and King Juan Carlos II, then - officially.

Why the Prado is the main exhibition of the year, easy to esplain. Average Petersburger, spoiled with the Hermitage collection, is difficult to surprise. He saw it all. Almost all: Rembrandt, Zurbaran, Brueghel, Titian and Raphael. And just scratched his head and briefly thought he could finally squeeze out the answer to a simple question, what is he, the viewer, lacking in the native local museum, in this huge collection. And name exactly that is now on display in the Nicholas Hall.

Bosch, in the first place. Yes, not seen before, and always welcomed. No, "The Garden of Earthly Delights", of course - they would not have dared to bring. A satirical sketch "Extraction of stone folly" - but it's just such a Bosch, which we have never seen.  It is not replicated in the reproductions, books and album covers goth bands. И тем ценен. And so, it's valuable.

Caravaggio. The Hermitage viewers will not be surprised. But the painting is unprecedented. "David, who defeated Goliath." This is not the glossy picture, especially for the explanation what is "Karavadzhizm" (Dark, engrossing background, bright shapes) - unusual.

El Greco. Here, perhaps, the main shock - three of his most famous works, the texture of which no reproduction can show. And the texture of the most important thing here - in "Portrait of an unknown with hand on the chest," "Christ, embracing the cross" and "The Holy Family with John the Baptist. "

Finally, Goya. It is presented here in all its glory with gala portraits.

We could continue in the same spirit by each name - those whose work is featured and a snob sees for the first time. Teppolo, Veronese, Poussin. We could praise the curators for literacy, as an album for primary school age, name labels: next to each work - a statement of its plot.  But what is it all so close to the rapture snob? Here is most important emotion, its excision. And it is in this case is cut out - in addition to any officialdom.

"Hell" of  Bosch student's work.
In the Hermitage collection is only one beautiful work of Francisco Goya - Portrait of Antonia Zarate, three paintings by El Greco - "Saint Bernard", "The Apostles Peter and Paul" and "Portrait of Alonzo Ersili-and-Zúñiga. Works of Hieronymus Bosch in the Hermitage collection is only one - "Hell", the work of his students.
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