It is worth its weight in Gold
01.06.2012 - 17.06.2012 28 °C
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.
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.