The Museo del Prado is presenting the exhibition Bosch that marks the 5th centenary of the death of Jheronimus Bosch (on display until 11 September 2016), representing an unrepeatable opportunity to see a remarkable group of works comprising the eight original paintings by the artist to be found in Spain together with others loaned from collections and museums around the world. This represents the greatest number of Bosch’s works ever to be assembled, created by one of the most enigmatic and influential artists of the Renaissance.
The Bosch exhibition precipitated a trip to Madrid to see the big art museums, with a stop in London. There we discovered the Tate Modern was exhibiting Mona Hatoum, and Bhupen Khakhar.
I’ve posted a few photos below, but most of the institutions in Madrid did not allow photos. The oval room at the Prado that contained Velázquez’s 1656 painting Las Meninas was highly guarded, but I managed to snap this pic. It was magnificent to see so many of his works in one room.
Scottish Artists 1750 – 1900 (From Caledonia to the Continent)
Maria Sibylla Merian – Drawings
Painters’ Paintings (From Freud to Van Dyck (Tate)
BP Portrait Awards (National Portrait Gallery)
Lucien Freud (Unseen)
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2016 and David Hockney
Mona Hatoum and Bhupen Khakhar (Tate Modern)
Pablo Bronstein (Tate Britain Commission 2016)
Jheronimus Bosch, Museo Del Prado
Museo Reina Sophia
Museo Municipal de Arte Contemporáneo