Bartolomé Bermejo was one of the most fascinating figures within Spanish art of the second half of the 15th century. Bringing together a remarkable group of paintings from Spanish, European and American museums, the Prado is able to present this survey exhibition, which has been organized with the collaboration of the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya and, for the first time, allows for an appreciation of the technical virtuosity and distinctive visual universe of this Cordovan painter active in the Kingdom of Aragon.
Throughout history, museums have provided inspiration for artists who have gone to contemplate and study the works of their predecessors on display, sometimes to follow their teachings and occasionally to challenge them. In both cases, the dialogue between the artists of the past and the present proved enormously fertile. On the occasion of the Bicentennial of the Museo del Prado, the Fundación Amigos del Museo del Prado has invited twelve contemporary photographers to work with the pieces held by the Museum. The result is a collection of twenty-four photographs that reflect upon the artistic wealth and historical significance of the Prado while demonstrating that two centuries after its opening, the Museum remains as inspirational as ever. The artists who have contributed to this exhibition belong to three different generations with widely divergent ways of understanding and using photography. They have drawn inspiration no only from the works of the great masters in the Museum but also from the building that houses their art and the people who visit it. All these photographers have converted their thoughts and reflections into gazes that materialise on paper, bearing witness both to the Prado’s evocative power and to the creative capacity of those who […]
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 kwnow despite being among his principal artistic concerns. Now visitors can see The Fall of Lucifer, Christ the Saviour and other works.