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Important to see the WS.

Madrid Series is already a World Heritage Site, for its axis Paseo del Prado and Buen Retiro. But not only culture, but also science and nature in an urban space of 190 hectares. The Madrid candidacy bases the exceptional universal value that the organism requires on precisely this union between monumentality, culture and nature.


2 - The Prado National Museum in Madrid is one of the most important in the world, as well as one of the most visited and is considered the most important cultural institution in Spain, according to the 2020 Cultural Observatory, a study carried out among several hundred of professionals in the sector. Uniquely rich in paintings by Spanish and European masters from the 15th to 18th centuries, and Spanish from the 19th centuries, according to the art historian and Hispanicist Jonathan Brown few would dare to doubt that it is the World's most important museum for European painting .

Its main attraction lies in the wide presence of Velzquez, el Greco, Goya (the artist most widely represented in the museum), Titian, Rubens and Bosco, of which it has the best and most extensive collections that exist worldwide. To which we must add outstanding groups of such important authors as Murillo, Ribera, Zurbarn, Fra Angelico, Rafael, Veronese, Tintoretto, Durero, Patinir, Antonio Moro, Van Dyck or Poussin, to name just a few of the most relevant.

The inventory of artistic goods comprised, as of February 2017, more than 35,000 objects, broken down into 8,045 paintings, 9,561 drawings, 5,973 prints and 34 stamping matrices, 971 sculptures (in addition to 154 fragments), 1,189 pieces of decorative arts, 38 weapons and armor, 2,155 medals and coins, over 15,000 photographs, 4 books and 155 maps.

Due to endemic space limitations, the museum exhibited a selection of works of the highest quality (about 900), which is why it was defined as "the highest concentration of masterpieces per square meter." With the expansion of Rafael Moneo, inaugurated in 2007, it was expected that the exhibited selection would grow by 50%, with some 450 more works.1 In addition, in 2018 the rooms of the north attic were reopened, after which the total number of exhibited pieces around 1700 and when the building of the Hall of Kingdoms is rehabilitated, between 250 and 300 more paintings will be hung in it.

Like other great European museums, such as the Louvre in Paris and the Uffizi in Florence, the Prado owes its origins to the collecting fondness of ruling dynasties over several centuries. It reflects the personal tastes of the Spanish kings and their network of alliances and their political enmities, making it an asymmetrical collection; some artists and styles have an insurmountable repertoire, and on the contrary others are not represented or scarcely represented. Only since the 20th century has it been attempted, with uneven results, to solve some absences.

The Prado is not an encyclopedic museum in the style of the Louvre, the Hermitage, the Metropolitan, the National Gallery in London, or even (on a much smaller scale) the neighboring Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, which has works from virtually every schools and times. On the contrary, it is an intense and distinguished collection, essentially made up of a few kings who are fond of art, where many works were created to order. The collection from the Royal Collection has been complemented with subsequent contributions, which have barely modified its initial profile, since, unlike what is usual in national art galleries in other countries, efforts have, rather than to complete the deficiencies, have aimed at reinforcing the essential nucleus.

Many experts consider it a collection "of painters admired by painters", inexhaustible teaching for new generations of artists, from Manet, Mary Cassatt, Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec and Degas, who visited the museum in the 19th century, to Picasso, Matisse, Dal, Francis Bacon, David Hockney and Antonio Saura, who said: "This museum is not the largest, but it is the most intense."

The pictorial schools of Spain, Flanders and Italy (especially Venice) show the leading role in the Prado, followed by the French collection, more limited although with good examples of Nicolas Poussin and Claudio de Lorena. German painting has a discontinuous repertoire, with four masterpieces by Drer and multiple portraits by Mengs as the main treasures. Along with the short repertoire of British painting, limited almost to the portrait genre, we must mention Dutch painting, a section that is not too wide but includes Rembrandt.

Although they are less known aspects, the museum also has an important section of Decorative Arts (which includes the Treasure of the Dolphin) and a collection of sculptures, in which the Greco-Roman ones stand out.

Together with the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofa, the Museo Nacional del Prado forms the so-called Triangle of Art, a mecca for many tourists from around the world. This area is enriched by other nearby institutions: the National Archaeological Museum, the National Museum of Decorative Arts, the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando and other small museums. (Wiki)

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Importante ver los WS.

Serie Madrid ya es Patrimonio de la Humanidad, por su eje Paseo del Prado y Buen Retiro. Pero no slo cultura, tambin ciencias y naturaleza en un espacio urbano de 190 hectreas. La candidatura de Madrid basa el valor universal excepcional que requiere el organismo en, precisamente, esta unin entre monumentalidad, cultura y naturaleza.


02 - El Museo Nacional del Prado, en Madrid es uno de los ms importantes del mundo, as como uno de los ms visitados y est considerada la institucin cultural ms importante de Espaa, segn el Observatorio de la Cultura de 2020, estudio realizado entre varios centenares de profesionales del sector. Singularmente rico en cuadros de maestros espaoles y del resto de Europa de los siglos XV al XVIII, y espaoles del XIX, segn el historiador del arte e hispanista Jonathan Brown pocos se atreveran a poner en duda que es el museo ms importante del mundo en pintura europea.

Su principal atractivo radica en la amplia presencia de Velzquez, el Greco, Goya (el artista ms extensamente representado en el museo),Tiziano, Rubens y el Bosco, de los que posee las mejores y ms extensas colecciones que existen a nivel mundial, a lo que hay que sumar destacados conjuntos de autores tan importantes como Murillo, Ribera, Zurbarn, Fra Angelico, Rafael, Veronese, Tintoretto, Durero, Patinir, Antonio Moro, Van Dyck o Poussin, por citar solo algunos de los ms relevantes.

El inventario de bienes artsticos comprenda, a febrero de 2017, ms de 35 000 objetos, desglosados en 8045 pinturas, 9561 dibujos, 5973 estampas y 34 matrices de estampacin, 971 esculturas (adems de 154 fragmentos), 1189 piezas de artes decorativas, 38 armas y armaduras, 2155 medallas y monedas, por encima de 15 000 fotografas, 4 libros y 155 mapas.

Por endmicas limitaciones de espacio, el museo exhiba una seleccin de obras de mxima calidad (unas 900), por lo que era definido como la mayor concentracin de obras maestras por metro cuadrado. Con la ampliacin de Rafael Moneo, inaugurada en 2007, se previ que la seleccin expuesta crecera en un 50 %, con unas 450 obras ms.1 Adems, en 2018 se reabrieron las salas del tico norte, tras lo cual el total de piezas expuestas ronda las 1700 y cuando se rehabilite el edificio del Saln de Reinos se colgarn en l entre 250 y 300 pinturas ms.

Al igual que otros grandes museos europeos, como el Louvre de Pars y los Uffizi de Florencia, el Prado debe su origen a la aficin coleccionista de las dinastas gobernantes a lo largo de varios siglos. Refleja los gustos personales de los reyes espaoles y su red de alianzas y sus enemistades polticas, por lo que es una coleccin asimtrica; algunos artistas y estilos tienen un repertorio insuperable, y por el contrario otros se hallan representados nula o escasamente. Solo desde el siglo XX se procura, con resultados desiguales, solventar algunas ausencias.

El Prado no es un museo enciclopdico al estilo del Museo del Louvre, el Hermitage, el Metropolitan, la National Gallery de Londres, o incluso (a una escala mucho ms reducida) el vecino Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, que tienen obras de prcticamente todas las escuelas y pocas. Por el contrario, es una coleccin intensa y distinguida, formada esencialmente por unos pocos reyes aficionados al arte, donde muchas obras fueron creadas por encargo. El fondo procedente de la Coleccin Real se ha ido complementando con aportaciones posteriores, que apenas han modificado su perfil inicial, puesto que, a diferencia de lo habitual en las pinacotecas nacionales de otros pases, los esfuerzos, ms que a completar las faltas, han ido dirigidos a reforzar el ncleo esencial.

Muchos expertos la consideran una coleccin de pintores admirados por pintores, enseanza inagotable para nuevas generaciones de artistas, desde Manet, Mary Cassatt, Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec y Degas, que visitaron el museo en el siglo XIX, hasta Picasso, Matisse, Dal, Francis Bacon, David Hockney y Antonio Saura, quien deca: Este museo no es el ms extenso, pero s el ms intenso.

Las escuelas pictricas de Espaa, Flandes e Italia (sobre todo Venecia) ostentan el protagonismo en el Prado, seguidas por el fondo francs, ms limitado si bien con buenos ejemplos de Nicolas Poussin y Claudio de Lorena. La pintura alemana cuenta con un repertorio discontinuo, con cuatro obras maestras de Durero y mltiples retratos de Mengs como principales tesoros. Junto al breve repertorio de pintura britnica, circunscrito casi al gnero del retrato, hay que mencionar la pintura neerlandesa, una seccin no demasiado amplia pero que incluye a Rembrandt.

Aunque sean aspectos menos conocidos, el museo cuenta tambin con una importante seccin de Artes decorativas (que incluye el Tesoro del Delfn) y con una coleccin de esculturas, en la que destacan las greco-romanas.

Junto con el Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza y el Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofa, el Museo Nacional del Prado forma el llamado Tringulo del Arte, meca de numerosos turistas de todo el mundo. Esta rea se enriquece con otras instituciones cercanas: el Museo Arqueolgico Nacional, el Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas, la Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando y otros pequeos museos. (Wiki)




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