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Stumbling Upon a Masterpiece: Picasso’s Guernica at El Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina ...

Stumbling Upon a Masterpiece: Picasso’s Guernica at El Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid

It seemed that every guide I looked for Madrid placed El Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia right next to Museo del Prado. Like I do so often in my travels, I did virtually no research into Reina Sofia before stopping by just a couple hours before closing time on my last night in […]

The Many Faces of Madrid

The Many Faces of Madrid

Sometime in February, I had just made the decision to quit my Masters program in Lisbon and I had no idea what to do next with my life. Luckily, I had lots and lots of time still ticking on my Schengen Visa so I could stay in the European Union. My sister was planning a […]

Museo del Prado: Spotlight on German Art

Museo del Prado: Spotlight on German Art

Three Ages – Hans Baldung Grien Grien’s piece caught my eye in the small German art section next to the works of Albrect Dürer. Educated under Dürer, his painting represents simultaneously infancy, youth old-age, and death holding an hourglass. There are unmistakable similarities between this piece and Gustav Klimt’s The Three Ages of Woman (1905) which also […]

Museo del Prado: Spotlight on Diego Velázquez

Museo del Prado: Spotlight on Diego Velázquez

Alongside Goya, 17th century Baroque painter Diego Velázquez represents the best of the Museo del Prado. With a collection of just as comprehensive as the Goya collection, Velázquez has earned his own statue on the west side of the museum. Known as the court painter of King Phillip IV, his highly realistic depictions of the […]

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