Art lovers should celebrate that the Prado Museum in Madrid has the honour of hosting in the following months, ten paintings of one of the most important and most internationally renowned Spanish artists: Pablo Picasso. The spirit and brush one of the creators of the Cubist movement will return to the museum that he managed during the Spanish Civil war.
Picasso will therefore share the museum with the greatest masters of art, whose work inspired in the past the Malaga painter. Great artists such as Velázquez, El Greco, Tiziano, Tintoretto, Rubens, Veronese or Goya and share space with another great “maestro” that will ignite an exciting dialogue in the halls of the El Prado Museum.
The ten paintings in question belong to Basel’s Kunstmuseum, which lends its works to the Prado Museum in an agreement of a cooperation on the occasion of the refurbishment and expansion of the Swiss museum.
They are ten works of art dated between 1906, Picasso’s Iberian period prior to its innovative incursions that will result in Cubism, and 1967, the final era of his art that is tinged with melancholy. This means that visitors can view the evolution of the painter through these paintings.
They will be exposed to the public in the central gallery of the building Villanueva, part of the Prado Museum until the 14th of September. More than enough time to ensure that you do not miss this unique opportunity to admire in Spain these great paintings.
The Reina Sofia Museum will also benefit from this agreement, as they will receive the loan of 166 paintings that will be divided into two exhibitions in the first and fourth floors of the museum. The first exhibition, ‘White fire. The modern collection of Kunstmuseum Basel’ will include no less than 104 paintings by artists such as Braque, Gris, Léger, Le Corbusier, Dubuffet, Giacometti, Munch, Kandinsky, Yves Tanguy, Hans Arp, André Masson, Max Ernst, Paul Klee, Mondrian, László Moholy-Nagy, Gerhard Richter, Rothko, Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Picabia, Steve McQueen and even Picasso’s own works of art.
The second exhibition at the Reina Sofía Museum consist of 62 paintings from the Im Obersteg Foundation and the Rudolf Staechelin Collection, which includes works by Van Gogh, Gauguin, Renoir, Redon, Pissarro, Manet, Modigliani, Monet, Cézanne, Chagall, Soutine, Hodler, Jawlensky and Picasso. A delight that you can not forget to visit. Starting in July, there will also be included in the Reina Sofia Museum the painting ‘When will you marry?’ by Gauguin, which was recently acquired by the Authority of the Museum of Qatar and for which the largest amount of money was paid, at a staggering 275 million euros.
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