Today we arrive at Prado Museum – The New Testament & Apocrypha, for our weekly Museum Guide excursion, led by Divvya Nirula.
The Museo del Prado was formerly known as the Royal Museum of Painting & Sculpture. Presented here are our top three must-see objects on view here. Next time you visit the museum, do not miss these!
1. The Crucifixion, circa 1460, by Juan Sanchez
2. The Last Supper, circa 1562, by Juan de Juanes
3. Rest on the Flight into Egypt, circa 1566, by Cornelys Massys
Some fun facts about the Museum :
- The Prado is home to some of the most famous works of art in the world. The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch. The Holy Family by Raphael. The Family of Carlos IV by Goya. Saint Dominic Presides over an Auto de Fe by Pedro Berruguete. The Nobleman with his hand on his Chest by El Greco. All these masterpieces are in the Prado’s collection.
- The Museum’s collection has been largely donated by its supporters. These include Don Pablo Bosch, Pedro Fernández Durán and Ramón de Errazu.
- With the growing collection, the Museum has also witnessed a steady increase in the number of visitors it attracts each year. People from all over the world come to the Museum to witness the history it holds within its walls.
- As a result of increased footfall and demand, the space has also undergone a number of expansions, in order to accommodate more people.
- Around 2003, the Museum underwent certain structural reforms as stipulated by the Museo Nacional del Prado Act, November 2003, and another amendment in March 2004.
A Final Thought :
A trip to the Prado is sure to take you back in time to when some of the world’s greatest masterpieces were being created.
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.