Thanks to an initiative by Spain's National Museum of the Prado in Madrid, a marvellous exhibition of paintings
Thanks to an initiative by Spain's National Museum of the Prado in Madrid, a marvellous exhibition of paintings will be visiting Palma this summer. Called 'Rubens, Brueghel, Lorrain. Northern
Landscapes from the Prado,' it will run from 20th June until 29th September at the "_blank">CaixaForum.
The title of the exhibition is a little misleading, as the word 'northern' does not refer to the location of the landscapes, but the nationality of the painters! Hundreds of years ago the Italians
refered to anyone from across the Alps as northern, but more particularly the Dutch painters of the time.
With this in mind, the landscapes on show not only cover the busy, snowy, icy village scenes of Brueghel, but mountains, forests, gardens and palaces, and because the Dutch were great travellers
and merchants, seascapes and exotic lands far away.
The landscapes form the perfect backdrop for a variety of different themes pertinent to the sociocultural context of the 17th century; heroic and religious themes, sea battles, exploration and of
course, daily life.
The Prado Museum's
website has a complete list of the artists on show at the exhibition – far more than the three heavyweights featured in the title – and high definition versions of all the paintings. Take a
look, it will certainly whet your appetite to go – and the best bit is, it's completely FREE!
Mon - Sat 10 to 21
Sun - 10 to 14