Prado Museum to Present ‘Portrait of Spain’ Masterpieces from the Prado at the Queensland Art Gallery

. May 11, 2011 . 0 Comments

The Museo del Prado has entered into a collaborative agreement with Art Exhibitions Australia (AEA), a non-profit-making body responsible for the organisation of major exhibitions in Australian museums, and with the Queensland Art Gallery in Brisbane.

As a result of this agreement, signed in the presence of Ángeles González Sinde, the Spanish Minister of Culture, the Prado will next year present the exhibition ‘Portrait of Spain. Masterpieces from the Prado at the Queensland Art Gallery. The Prado’ will thus be continuing with its programme of international exhibitions, for which it receives the special support of ACCIONA, a Benefactor Member of the Museum.

Portrait of Spain. Masterpieces from the Prado will present around 100 works with the aim of encouraging a reflection on the evolution of painting in Spain over the course of more than three centuries and on the internal and external factors that influenced it.

Image: Mars. Diego Velázquez. Oil on canvas, 179 x 95 cm. c. 1638. Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

The Museo del Prado is a museum and art gallery located in Madrid, the capital of Spain. It features one of the world’s finest collections of European art, from the 12th century to the early 19th century, based on the former Spanish Royal Collection. Founded as a museum of paintings and sculpture, it also contains important collections of other types of works.

The collection currently comprises around 7,600 paintings, 1,000 sculptures, 4,800 prints and 8,200 drawings, in addition to a large number of works of art and historic documents. By 2012 the Museum will be displaying about 1300 works in the main buildings, while around 3,100 works are on temporary loan to various museums and official institutions. The remainder are in storage

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Category: Fine Art

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