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Madrid 2

It is worth its weight in Gold

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We had visited one of the three Great Museums - the Reina Sofia - yestersay.
Today, after a brief morning stroll along the Puerta del Sol, we made our way towards "The Prado".
The full name is Museo Nacional del Prado.
To see the works of Rembrant, Velazquez, Goya, El Greco, Zurbaran, Rubens, Raphael in the original was like wave after wave of absolute ecstasy. There were other major take-aways ofcourse. Had previously glimpsed over the works of Fra Angelico and Roger van der Weyden. Seeing them in the original and in their actual size was a revealation. The Annunciation by Fra Angelico and the The Descent from the Cross (or Deposition of Christ, or Descent of Christ from the Cross) by van der Weyden was mind blowing.
Decent from the Cross

Decent from the Cross

The Annunciation

The Annunciation

Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza the third of the Great Museums in Madrid consists of the Modern / End of the 19 th C painters, including Van Gogh, Matisse, Cezane, Chagall, Dali, Picasso et all ...
A very fulfilling day to say the least.

Posted by Arunava 15:18 Archived in Spain Tagged prado painting

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Keep at it Dada! And keep enriching us..

by Avik Sinha

Dear Dada! You have not mentioned whether you got to see any of the Pinturas Negras. Kindly post some photographs if you have.

by Avik Sinha

Cannot upload any photographs now. Will do so once I return. People visiting the Prado are not allowed to take pictures of any painting; and rightfully so. You have to see the Black Paintings from pictures on the net. But then they are a hair raising experirnce - specially of Saturn eating his children. The savagery is astounding.

by Arunava

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