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Chardin exhibition at Prado museum

 From the 1stof March to the 28thof May, the Prado museum presents a Chardin exposition, an anthology dedicated to Jean Simeon Chardin (1699-1779), one of the most relevant French painters of the XVIII century.  For the first time ever, an exhibition is dedicated to him in Spain. Until now, just 3 of his works could be admired at Thyssen museum.

With 57 paintings, the present exhibition offers a rare opportunity to appreciate Chardin’s work. The exhibition is structured chronologically, covering the most important phases of the artist’s career from his beginnings in the second decade of the 18th century to his late pastels of the 1770s. Visitors will encounter some of Chardin’s most celebrated paintings, shown alongside other, little known canvases loaned from private collections, and some recently identified compositions.

 Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy this talented artist and come to Madrid, in Prado museum, from 1st of March to the 28th of May, from Tuesday to Sunday from 9 am to 8 pm to admire these incredible paintings.

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Madrid Museums

  • Museo del Prado

One of the most important art museums in Europe and amongst the best in the world. The collection includes sculptures, drawings, paintings and other art objects. The Villanueva building houses Spanish paintings from romantic to 19th century styles, as well as important works by Italian, Flemish, French, Dutch, German and English artists.

  • Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

Originally a private collection before being taken over by the state, Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza’s collection comprises over 800 paintings. Here we can find exhibits from the 13th century to the present day, and thus follow the most important trends and movements in art over the last few hundred years.

  • Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia

The vanguard of the early twentieth century is housed here; Spanish artists from the late 19th century to the Second World War such as Pablo Picasso (including his famous Guernica painting), Juan Gris, Joan Miró, Salvador Dalí, etc. The second half of the collection shows artistic trends from the 40’s to the early 80’s with works by artists such as Antonio Saura and Eduardo Chillida.

  • Centro de la Obra Social La Caixa

This cultural centre was inaugurated by the Kings of Spain in February 2008, and its 10,000 square meters space was designed by the Swiss architects Herzog and De Meuron. Outside, the botanical gardens includes a vertical garden designed by Patrick Blanc.

If you want to learn more about those museums and others, you can go to the site www.gomadrid.com

A new way of visiting El Prado Museum. Madrid

A  new series of proposals are recently been offered at the Museo del Prado, as audio guides for children and family activities, now add the initiative to establish Noches del Prado. The possibility of spending for the first time your nights out in a guided tour to the Museum.

Thus, the route shall be through the new rooms for Spanish painting of the Romanesque to the Renaissance which opened recently. Thus, the dates for this activity are Fridays and Saturdays from 7 to 29 May, with the exception of May 15, between 20:30 till 22:30, the last public access is at 21:30. The tour lasts 45 minutes and that is why, those interested can purchase your pass online or by telephone to secure their position. The entry is priced at 8 euros per person and with it, visitors can appreciate works such as Berruguete or Juan Correa de Vivar Flanders  paintings among other great artists of his time.

Monet and Abstraction II in Madrid


Caja Madrid Foundation will host the second part of this exhibition which shows the enormous influence of the informalism over Monet and Abstract Expressionism.

Until the 30´th of May,  Caja Madrid Foundation presents the second part of “Monet and Abstraction”  establishing a close relationship between different periods of his career and most innovative proposals in the fifties.