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Art From Us MUSEUM GUIDE : Reina Sofia : Room 405

Today we arrive at Reina Sofia’s Room 405 – The New Blood, 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. Cockerel, 1947, by Joan Ponç i Bonet
2. The Smile of the Flamboyant Wings, circa 1953, by Joan Miró
3. The New Blood, 1951, by Antonio Saura

Image credit for artworks : Reina Sofia

Some fun facts about the Museum :

  • The Museum is split into 2 sites. There are 2 main venues, namely the Sabatini Building on Santa Isabel Street, and the Nouvel Building on Ronda de Atocha Street. The other two sites are located in the Parque del Retiro. These are namely Palacio de Cristal and Palacio de Velázquez.
  • The Museum provides both audio-guided tours as well as private live tours. It is best to book these well ahead of time via the Museum website in order to avoid being disappointed. For an art novice, we do recommend a live tour. However, if that’s not something you’re interested in, don’t worry. Each room at the Museum has a very detailed description card that outlines the overarching theme of that collection and the history of the works housed there.
  • The best way to look around the Reina Sofia – according to us – is to break away from tradition and visit rooms in a random order, solely based on your own personal interest. Of course, there are some paintings that you must definitely go look at such as Guernica by Pablo Picasso, The Great Masturbator by Salvador Dali and The Musician’s Table by Juan Gris.

A Final Thought :

The best way to ensure you cover all your areas of interest in the Museum is of course to get there early. This will also help you avoid the crowds of wandering tourists and school children.


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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