In total, the exhibition consists of more than 50 photographic reproductions of paintings from the Cultural Space, and is one of the largest art galleries in the world.
The Prado Museum in Madrid, One of the world’s largest art galleries arrived in Mexico on Monday with a photographic exhibition of a selection of the most famous works from its collection in Mexico City’s emblematic Bosque de Chapultepec bars.
He explained in an interview with evey Deputy Director of Conservation and Research at the Museo Nacional del Prado, Andres Ubeda de los Cobos.
In total, they make up the exhibition Prado Museum in Mexico City Over 50 photographic reproductions of paintings from the Prado Museum.
“When it was possible (depending on the size of the tires) to reproduce each work in full size, and when a part of it was not selected,” said the deputy director.
The selection included works from the 16th to 20th centuries and includes Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Flemish paintings, and “some American work as well,” Abeda de los Cobos explained.
Among the 55 pictures, you can find well-known names such as Las Meninas by Diego Velázquez, La Maja Naked, Saturn Devouring a Son by Francisco de Goya, El Cardenal by Rafael or The Garden of Delights by Bosco.
This show has already traveled to several cities in America, But this time it acquires a new dimension because it has the cooperation of Mexican institutions and museums.
In addition, the site gives meaning to an exhibition of an approach to the community and to people who are not necessarily interested or trained in art history.
“It is important (that it be done here) because Intended for a non-specialist audience, who is not familiar with or who has never necessarily shown a willingness to learn more about drawing, commented the deputy director.
In addition, he considered that the lighting conditions and the quality of the images allow us to observe details that are difficult to appreciate even in the Prado Museum itself.
The photos were taken at the Madrid Museum, but they were printed in Mexico with a group of experts from both countries For eight days, they calibrated the quality of the images.
“I have just seen the exhibition and can say that the quality is outstanding. Very good work has been done from the Mexican photomechanical workshops,” the expert believed.
In the previous ribbon-cutting press conference that opened the exhibition, which It can be visited until January 16, Abeda de los Cobos said that The third country from which its website receives the most visits is Mexico, after only Spain and the United States.
The ceremony was attended by the Spanish ambassador to Mexico, Juan López Doriga, who celebrated the collaboration between Spanish and Mexican institutions to spread the history of art.
“Spain and Mexico have a very special family relationship,” the diplomat said.
The Minister of Culture of the Mexican capital, Vanessa Borques, agreed, and thanked the Prado Museum for this initiative with the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) and through the Embassy of Spain in Mexico and its Spanish cultural center in Balad. (I)
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