martes, 21 de noviembre de 2017

The Art Triangle of Madrid - Top 3's

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Un mundo, Ángeles Santos (1929)

Reina Sofía Museum

It was the place for the General Hospital of Madrid. It was opened to the public in 1992. It’s named after the Queen Sofía of Spain.

3. Un Mundo. Ángeles Santos, 1929.
2. Figura en una ventana. Salvador Dalí, 1925.
1. El Guernica. Pablo Picasso, 1939.

Prado Museum

It was Isabel’s de Braganza, second wife of Ferdinand VII, took the initiative of getting together all the works of art collected by the Spanish monarchs and create a museum. Isabel died at only 21 years of age after a difficult pregnancy.

The museum was destroyed by the invading French troops of Napoleon, and it’s inauguration was postponed until 1819.

Pablo Picasso was named director of the museum in 1936, he never worked there, but accepted the designation.

The Guernica was shown for the first time in Spain in 1982 in Casón del Buen Retiro which belongs to Prado Museum.

There is a copy of the famous Leonardo da Vinci’s Gioconda.

3. El Jardín de las Delicias (The Garden of Earthly delights). El Bosco, 1500
2. Los fusilamientos del 3 de Mayo. Goya, 1814
1. Las Meninas (Ladies-in-waiting). Velázquez, 1656

Thyssen Museum

The transfer of 700 works of art of Baron Thyssen from his mansión in Lugano was the greatest move of artistic works in Europe since the Second World War. Carmen Cervera married Baron Thyssen in 1985. Thyssen Museum officially opened in 1992, the Spanish government bought most of the collection in 1993.

3. Hotel Room. Edward Hopper, 1931.
2. Ostermorgen (Easter Morning). Caspar David Fiedrich, 1830.
1. Sueño causado por el vuelo de una abeja alrededor de una granada un segundo antes de despertar (Dream caused by the flight of a bee around a pomegranate a second before awakening). Dalí, 1944.

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lunes, 13 de noviembre de 2017

Palacio de Cristal

- It's in the Retiro Park.
- It's built with iron and glass.
- It was built for the Universal Exhibition of 1887.
- It was a greenhouse of tropical plants.
- Manuel Azaña was elected as president of the Republic in this Palace because the Congress was too small.