The Prado Museum Gallery in Madrid, which has a complete collection of Spanish paintings from 11th-18th centuries and numerous masterpieces by great universal artists such as El Greco, Velázquez, Goya, Bosch, Titian, Van Dyck and Rembrandt, has recently launched a series of measures to adapt their offer to the public demand and needs of travel agents and they are currently offering two temporary exhibitions that one can visit.
El Bosco – The Hundred-Year Old Exhibition
In commemoration of the fifth hundred year of death of El Bosco (1450-1516), a comprehensive exhibition on the Dutch master is celebrated. The important group of paintings that are conserved in the Prado has outstanding borrowed artwork as the Triptych of the Temptations of San Antonio of the National Museum of Ancient Art of Lisbon, and works from important institutions such as the Albertina and the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, the Louvre Museum in Paris or the Polo Museale Veneto Venice, among others. A exhibition that brings together more than 75 per cent of small series of paintings and drawings now preserved by Bosco. The exhibition will be held from May 31, 2016 to September 11, 2016.
Georges de La Tour
The Prado celebrates an exhibition on Georges de La Tour (1593-1652) composed of thirty-one paintings. Forgotten for more than two centuries, La Tour was recovered in the early years of the 20th century which is now being considered with Poussin, the most important 17th century French painter. The artist of Caravaggesque matrix is known for his nocturnal paintings of violent contrasts of light and popular physical types – beggars, buskers, old quarrelsome, pointing a striking contrast with its delicate religious scenes. The Prado Museum regularly exhibits two paintings by this artist. Georges de La Tour is being held from February 23, 2016 to June 12, 2016.