The Prado Museum offers a unique exploration of mythological love through the work of the great masters of European painting.
Nearly 30 works of art depicting mythological scenes of love and desire, inspired by stories from such Classical Greek and Roman authors as Homer, Ovid, and Plato. For centuries, subjects like these were highly prized in Europe, and only the most important artists could specialise in them.This exhibition is an opportunity to see together, for the first time in Spain since the 17th century, Titian’s famous “poesies”: six paintings of mythological subjects based on Classical Greek poems, painted by the Italian master for Philip II from 1551 to 1562. These pictures are among his most important, both for their artistic quality and for the painter’s vision of the literary tale.
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14 October 2020 - 14 March 2021
German Expressionism from the Baron Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection
27 October 2020 - 14 March 2021