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Painted Architectures Exhibition at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, until January 22

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Naples Market Square by Domenico Gargiulo

Until January 22, 2012 you have the opportunity to see in the Thyssen-Bornemisza museum and in the Caja Madrid Foundation, in Madrid, the exposition Painted architectures, with works ranging from the Renaissance to the eighteenth century.

In this new temporary exhibition of the Thyssen museum 140 paintings are presented depicting architectural settings, which in the 18th century became a pictorial genre.

In the exposition Painted architectures You can see works by artists from the fourteenth to the eighteenth centuries, such asDuccio diBononsegna, Canaletto, Giovanni Paolo Panini, Tintoretto, Gaspar van Wittel, HubertRobert, or Maerten van Heemskerck, among others.

The works come from various museums and private collections around the world, such as Vatican Museums, the Florence Uffizi Gallery, he Prado Museum and, likewise, the National Heritage.


View of a city, by Girolamo Marchesi

In the works shown, the predominant themes are cities, palaces, ruins, behind which a political or religious symbology is hidden.

The Painted Architectures exhibition follow a chronological and thematic order, so that in the Thyssen-Bornemisza museum you can see paintings from the fourteenth to the seventeenth century, and in the Caja Madrid Foundation The exhibition is completed with works of the eighteenth century, with landscapes of ruins, whims, etc ...

The Exhibition schedules Painted architectures in the Thyssen-Bornemisza museum (Paseo del Prado 8) are from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., except on Saturdays, which closes at 11 p.m.

The ticket prices 8 euros are the general one, and 5.50 euros, the reduced tickets (seniors +65, pensioners, students, large families). Admission is free for children under 12 and unemployed.

In the Caja Madrid Foundation (Plaza San Martín 1), the exhibition is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 to 2 hours, and admission is free. You have an audio guide service and you can sign up for guided tours (information on tel. 913 792 050, in the morning)

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