From Greco to Goya: Masterpieces from the Prado Museum

This exhibition was the result of a collaboration agreement between the Museo Nacional del Prado and the Museo de Arte de Ponce, and was preceded by the presentation in Madrid of Sleeping Beauty: Victorian painting of the Museo de Arte de Ponce in the spring of 2009.

The Museo Nacional del Prado originates from the collections gathered for almost three hundred years by the kings of Spain, from Charles V to Ferdinand VII. Spanish monarchs were among the most important patrons and collectors in European art; Thanks to this, as they stroll through the rooms of the Prado, the visitor finds visual testimonies of the events and ideas that shaped the history of Europe and the world. Spain appears as the center of a multicultural world empire, on a continent divided by wars and religious conflict in which, however, artists and their works traveled and had ties between different countries, languages and cultures.

With more than 1,150 paintings on display to the public, the Prado is one of the largest and most important museums in the world. From Greco to Goya: masterpieces of the Prado Museum allowed visitors to enjoy a selection of their collections that served as an introduction to the unique experience of touring their rooms. The exhibition was divided into three thematic areas: religious painting, portraiture and bodegones. In the small galleries around the main spaces were exhibited selected pieces from the Spanish collection of the Museo de Arte de Ponce, which, put in context by the Prado works, confirmed its exceptional quality.

The exhibition was organized by the Museo de Arte de Ponce, Museo Nacional del Prado,and Spanish Cultural Action .