Master Mateo and his work for the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela
Madrid, Museo del Prado, Villanueva Building
The exhibition brings together an exceptional group of fourteen works that were removed in the past from their original location (the west façade and choir of the Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela) and are now housed in the cathedral museum and in different institutions and private collections.
Notable among them are the recently restored sculptures of David and Solomon, and a Statue-column of a male figure holding a cartouche that was found last October inside the cathedral’s south tower, a discovery that represents an enormous advance in our knowledge of Master Mateo’s activities in the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.
Co-organised with the Real Academia Gallega de Bellas Artes, and the Fundación Catedral de Santiago.