He is part of the “El Prado in the street” initiative that places his works in public spaces outdoors and within reach of passersby.
Although the Madrid metro brought Goya and Velázquez closer to each other, it was so Shanghai that brought them together at the same station, with an exhibition organized alongside Prado Museum, Spain which brings copies of about thirty works to a crowded station in the Chinese capital.
from this saturday Photographic reproductions of 29 works selected among the “most representative” in the museum’s collection will attract the eyes of the occupants. from central station Longhua Middle RoadIt is located at the intersection of Lines 7 and 12 of the Shanghai subway, near some of the city’s major art museums.
The metro network in the eastern Chinese capital, which opened less than 30 years ago, is already the largest in the world, with nearly two dozen lines carrying an average of more than 10 million passengers per day.
This is a great offer for businesses that Through the exhibition “Meet the Prado” they will be able to visit them in Shanghai A city of approximately 25 million residents, in the form of life-size replicas in great detail, until February 10th.
Francisco de Goya and Diego Velazquez are, how could it be otherwise, the painters most present at the exhibition, with key paintings from the artistic history of Spain such as Maja dressed upAnd Surrender Breda NS the girls.
There are also works by world famous artists such as copy Mona Lisa From the oldest workshop of Leonardo da Vinci known to date; The master with his hand on his chestby El Greco or the viewBy Jan Brueghel the Elder and Pedro Pablo Rubens.
And you can’t miss China’s wink, with plates like Table with tablecloth, salt shaker, golden cup, cake, jug, porcelain plate with olives and grilled chickenfrom flamenco Clara PetersThe plate shown is finely imported ceramic from the Asian country.
The works on display are displayed chronologically to give visitors “an overview of the development of art history from the Renaissance to the late nineteenth century.”
Transferring in the “Beauty Bubble”
Likewise, videos will be shown with data on restoration and works stories, “helping to better understand each piece,” and QR codes have been installed so that travelers who do not have time to see the exhibition can scan to access a “small program” of the popular social network WeChat where supplementary information, photos and videos will be presented.
“It’s fun for the subway traveler, who’s usually in a hurry. Reproducing a room in a museum attracts a lot of interest, because we’ve got the lighting and the walls painted in a way that mimics the intimacy of a room that the subway doesn’t usually have.”explain to evey Inmaculada González Puy, director of the Miguel de Cervantes Library in Shanghai, one of the institutions that organized the exhibition.
The Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), the Embassy of Spain in China, Turespaña and the Association for Friendship of the People of Shanghai with Foreign Countries also participated in these tasks.
This joint effort Aims to promote ‘unexpected encounter’ that takes Shanghai subway commuters ‘out of their routine’Inviting them to “slow down” and plunge into the “beauty bubble,” the museum explained in a statement.
This is not the first time that Prado has left his “walls” to go “to meet people”: for example, last May, about twenty replicas of her collection hung in various “unexpected” places in Madrid “to surprise and invite you to visit museums” .
And since 2015, he took the lead “El Prado in the street” who places his works in public spaces outdoors and within reach of passers-by, To the countries closely connected with the history of Spain Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Cuba, Nicaragua, Panama, Costa Rica, Bolivia, Peru, Paraguay, Equatorial Guinea, the Philippines and the United States.
In the case of Shanghai, this is the first exhibition of its kind that the museum has held in China.
“The subway is an excellent platform to spread our language and culture, as (Middle Longhua Road Station) is a place where between 90,000 and 100,000 people pass daily,” Gonzalez Boye stressed. (I)
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