Van Dyck in Madrid

The capital of Spain, Madrid, the city on the grand Meseta is waiting for all visitors with several interesting sightseeing experiences. We can talk about the famous Puerta del Sol, the Plaza Mayor or the Retiro Park, but we have to say some world about Madrid’s famous museum, the Prado Museum.

Van Dyck - PradoThe Prado Museum’s new temporary exhibition is of course the exhibition of the young Anton Van Dyck’s masterpieces. Anton Van Dyck is a Fleming painter who was born in 1599. His master was the famous Peter Paul Rubens. Van Dyck wasn’t just a pupil of Rubens, he was the right hand of the Master, and after that he was a portrait painter in the court of the British king, Charles the I.

The Prado Museum Madrid primarily shows the famous painter’s masterpieces from the early ages to the visitors. These paintings mostly illustrate historical events and we could see clearly the influence of Rubens on them. Together with the works from the Prado’s own collection we will also be able to see pieces from other collections, such as Saint Jerome in the Desert, from the Gemäldegalerie in Dresden, and Christ’s Entry into Jerusalem, from the Indianapolis Museum of Art. These masterpieces was made before Van Dyck’s journey to Italy, so we could see masterpieces before the inspirations of this trip. The trying of a starter painter give an amazing experience to the visitors.

The starting of the exhibition is 20 November 2012 and the end is 31 March 2013. Enjoy the Flemish artist’s masterpieces about history and mythology in the Prado Museum, Madrid.

More information about the exhibition:

Opening time: From Monday to Saturday, between 10 AM and 8 PM, on Sundays between 10 AM and 7 PM.
Bus: 9, 10, 14, 19, 27, 34, 37, 45
Metro: Atocha (L1)/ Banco de España (L2)
Tickets: General tickets: 12 Euro, Reduced tickets: 6 Euro

Have a culture shock in Madrid!