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Displaying Spain's splendor

Updated: 2024-05-10 07:20 ( China Daily )
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Visitors are enthralled by the Ages of Splendor: A History of Spain in the Museo del Prado at the Museum of Art Pudong in Shanghai. [Photo by Gao Erqiang/China Daily]

As one of the finest art institutions in the world, the Museo del Prado is Spain's national art museum. Located in central Madrid, it was built in the 18th century for use as the Royal Museum of Paintings and Sculptures to display the Spanish Crown's art collection. Today, the museum is home to the best and most comprehensive collection of Spanish art.

"At the opening of the Museum of Art Pudong, we reached out to the Prado for collaborations," says Li. "After more than two years of preparation, we have managed to bring some of the paintings best known and loved by the Chinese audience."

One of the most important Spanish artists, and the one most extensively represented at the Museo del Prado, Francisco Goya (1746-1828) has eight masterpieces on show in Shanghai.

In the entrance hallway, the Pudong museum has displayed a chronological table on the wall listing important events in Spanish and Chinese history during the period reflected in the exhibition.


Ages of Splendor: A History of Spain in the Museo del Prado

10 am-9 pm (last admission at 8 pm), April 23-Sept 1

Museum of Art Pudong, 1F & 3F, 2777 Binjiang Avenue, Pudong New Area, Shanghai

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