EXHIBITION: Murillo’s The Prodigal Son and the art of narrative in Andalusian Baroque painting, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 9/21/2021 – 1/23/2022

Until 23 January 2022 in Room C of the Jerónimos Building and with the collaboration of the Comunidad de Madrid, the Museo Nacional del Prado is exhibiting three important narrative series produced for private clients in Andalusia in the mid-17th century: the two on the parable of the Prodigal Son and the Story of JosephContinue reading “EXHIBITION: Murillo’s The Prodigal Son and the art of narrative in Andalusian Baroque painting, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 9/21/2021 – 1/23/2022”

CFP: The Presence of America in Madrid: Art, Images and Material Culture in Transit

International Conference Organized by: AmerMad Project in collaboration with the Royal Academy of San Fernando, Madrid Directors: Luisa Elena Alcalá and Benito Navarrete Prieto Dates: 3-4 (or 10-11) February 2022 (exacts dates to be confirmed) Place: Real Academia de San Fernando, Madrid Organized within the context of the research project AmerMad (America in Madrid. InterconnectedContinue reading “CFP: The Presence of America in Madrid: Art, Images and Material Culture in Transit”

‘The Conquest of Mexico and the most noble and loyal Mexico City’ (c. 1675-92), a Viceregal biombo (painted screen) on display at the Prado

On display at the Museo Nacional del Prado (Room 16) until 26 September 2021 under the title of The Invited Work is a masterpiece of Viceregal art, a painted screen or biombo from a private Madrid collection, showing The Conquest of Mexico and the most noble and loyal Mexico City (c. 1675-92). On one sideContinue reading “‘The Conquest of Mexico and the most noble and loyal Mexico City’ (c. 1675-92), a Viceregal biombo (painted screen) on display at the Prado”

Goya’s ‘Aníbal vencedor, que por primera vez mira Italia desde los Alpes’ (Hannibal victorious, who for the first time looks at Italy from the Alps) donated to the Prado by the Fundación Amigos Museo del Prado

Please click here to see a video of Miguel Falomir, director of the Museo del Prado, and Nuria de Miguel, directory of the Fundación Amigos Museo del Prado, discussing the donation (in Spanish) Please click here for more information about the significance of this donation

María del Carmen Garrido Pérez, former Prado conservator, 1947-2020

María del Carmen Garrido Pérez was one of Spain’s leading conservators who specialised in the technical research and conservation of Spanish paintings from the 15th through to the 20th century. Having studied Art History at the Autonomous University of Madrid, where she was awarded her doctorate in 1979 with a thesis on the physical andContinue reading “María del Carmen Garrido Pérez, former Prado conservator, 1947-2020”

Museum Reopening Update: The Prado

The Prado has reopened a quarter of its gallery space with Reunited, a new display of nearly 200 paintings from its permanent collection. The exhibition will run until 13 September 2020. The museum’s masterpieces are displayed in novel juxtapositions, offering a new perspective on the permanent collection. For example, for the first time Rubens’ 17th-centuryContinue reading “Museum Reopening Update: The Prado”

Celebrating the Prado: A Day of Special Events at the National Gallery, London, 30 September 2019

The National Gallery will celebrate the 200th anniversary of Spain’s foremost artistic institution, the Museo del Prado in Madrid, with a day of special events. Read below or click here to discover what’s on. In conversation: Celebrating 200 years of the Prado Lunchtime talk, Sainsbury Wing Theatre, National Gallery, London, Monday 30 September 2019, 1–1.45pmContinue reading “Celebrating the Prado: A Day of Special Events at the National Gallery, London, 30 September 2019”

“A Lifelong Involvement with the Museo del Prado”: a lecture by Sir John Elliott at the Embassy of Spain, London, 23 May 2019

On 23 May 2019, 6pm–8.30pm, the Honorary President of ARTES, Sir John Elliott (Regius Professor Emeritus, University of Oxford), will deliver a lecture in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Museo del Prado. The lecture will take place at the Embassy of Spain, 24 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8QA. A limited number of ticketsContinue reading ““A Lifelong Involvement with the Museo del Prado”: a lecture by Sir John Elliott at the Embassy of Spain, London, 23 May 2019″

A Guest from Lima: ‘Marriages of Martín de Loyola to Beatriz Ñusta and Juan de Borja to Lorenza Ñusta de Loyola’ at the Museo Nacional del Prado, until 28 April 2019

The Prado’s ‘Invited Work’ is a large painting on canvas showing the double Marriages of Martin de Loyola to Beatriz Ñusta and Juan de Borja to Lorenza Ñusta de Loyola painted in 1718 by an anonymous artist from Cusco. On loan from the Museo Pedro de Osma in Lima, it will be on display in Madrid until 28Continue reading “A Guest from Lima: ‘Marriages of Martín de Loyola to Beatriz Ñusta and Juan de Borja to Lorenza Ñusta de Loyola’ at the Museo Nacional del Prado, until 28 April 2019”

Closing Soon: Antonio María Esquivel (1806-1857): his religious paintings, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, until 20 January

The Museo del Prado has restored three paintings considered to be among the most important religious compositions by the leading Spanish Romantic artist Antonio María Esquivel. Esquivel’s work as the creator of religious paintings is barely known despite being among his principal artistic concerns. Now visitors can see The Fall of Lucifer, Christ the SaviourContinue reading “Closing Soon: Antonio María Esquivel (1806-1857): his religious paintings, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, until 20 January”