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Art From Us MUSEUM GUIDE : Del Prado Museum : Saints

Today we arrive at Prado Museum – Saints, for our weekly Museum Guide excursion, led by Divvya Nirula.

The Prado Museum is located in Madrid, Spain. Presented here are our top three must-see objects on view here. Next time you visit the museum, do not miss these!

1. Santa Catherine, 1475 – 1585, by Miguel Ximenez
2. The Visitation, circa 1535, by Juan Correa de Vivar
3. Saint John the Baptist, circa 1566, by Luis de Morales

Image credit for artworks : Museo del Prado

Some fun facts about the Museum :

  • The Museo del Prado was formerly known as the Royal Museum of Painting and Sculpture.
  • The Museum opened its doors in 1819.
  • The building was designed by Juan de Villanueva in 1785.
  • At the time of the publishing of the Museum’s first catalogue in 1819, its collection was still small, thought very impressive. The catalogue features about 300 paintings.
  • Most of the founding collection was donated by the reigning monarchs and other royals.
  • The collection features works by some of the premier artists from around Europe and the world. These include Rubens, Goya, Bosch, Titian, Raphael and hundreds of others.
  • It is estimated that currently, the Museum holds over 8000 drawings, 7000 paintings, 1000 sculptures and almost 5000 prints.

A Final Thought :

The Museo del Prado is one of the top museums in the world. It is also part of the famed Golden Triangle of Art in Madrid. This includes the Prado, the Reina Sofia National Art Centre, and eh Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum. All 3 of these museums are located within walking distance from one another at the heart of the Spanish city.

Visit Art From Us Archive for Museum Guide collated by Divvya Nirula. Here you shall find more suggestions on where you should visit next. And what you should see there. 

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