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Art From Us MUSEUM GUIDE : Del Prado Museum : Social Realism

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

Presented here are our top three must-see objects on view here. Next time you visit the museum, do not miss these!

1. All will Fall, 1797-1799, by Francisco de Goya
2. Bury them & Keep quiet, 1810-1814, Francisco de Goya
3. Against the Common Weal, 1814-1815, Francisco de Goya

Image credit for artworks : Museo del Prado

Some fun facts about the Museum :

  • Apart from the vast collection of art, the Museum also houses one of the important libraries in Spain. The art books found here are focussed on European painting and sculpture, especially from the Middle Ages to the 19th century.
  • The library also consists of a study centre.  With a treasure-trove of the best art books from around Europe, it is a great space for researchers and scholars to quench their intellectual thirst.
  • The books and documents are extremely well preserved. Some date back to the early 1900s. Like any good library, certain rules have been laid down for visitors referencing any library material, especially the older books.

A Final Thought :

Art education is an important initiative undertaken by the Prado Museum. This is done not only through a variety of specifically designed programs and curated shows, but also through the museum library. Providing the masses access to art books – and sometimes very rare documents that are difficult to come by, encourages artistic research and criticism. In the current market scenario, where arts & culture need a serious boost, educating a new generation of collectors and enthusiasts is the only way to go.

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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