The Museo del Prado and Fundación BBVA are marking the 5th centenary of the death of Jheronimus Bosch with the first monographic exhibition to be devoted to the artist in Spain, the most complete and the one of the highest quality organised to date. In addition to the Prado’s own holdings of the artist’s work, which are the largest and best in the world, including works such as the triptychs of The Garden of Earthly Delights, The Haywain and The Adoration of the Magi, the exhibition will feature loans such as The Saint Anthony Triptych from the Museo Nacional de Arte Antigua in Lisbon, Christ carrying the Cross from Patrimonio Nacional, The Crowning with Thorns from the National Gallery in London, and the drawing of the Man-Tree from the Albertina in Vienna, which is one of the artist’s great masterpieces.
Curator:Pilar SilvaHead of the Department of Spanish Painting until 1500 and Flemish and Northern School Paintings
The Museo del Prado is presenting Infinite Garden, a specially created installation made possible through the sole sponsorship of Fundación BBVA. Taking its starting point from Bosch’s masterpiece The Garden of Earthly Delights, it has been specifically designed for Room C of the Museum.
Infinite Garden comprises a multi-projection on 18 video channels of a video and audio work lasting 75 minutes and accompanied by 16 soundtracks. The installation’s creators have reinterpreted and reconstructed images from The Garden of Earthly Delights in order to offer a completely new work.
Creators:Álvaro Perdices Andrés Sanz
Directed by José Luis López Linares, this 90 minutes documentary film will land on theaters at the same time as Bosch. The 5th Centenary Exhibition, the most important display about the artist ever organized in which the Prado Museum conmemorates the 5th centenary of his death.
A unique opportunity to discover how the Talbotype Illustrations were created, which made up the fourth volume of the book, Annals of the Artists of Spain, a true landmark in the history of photography. This was the first art history book in the world that was illustrated with photographs and it constitutes an extraordinary testament to how Spanish art became so well known in Great Britain through the auspices of the Hispanist, William Stirling Maxwell.
This exhibition brings together, for the first time, the various materials that were used in order to create the Talbotype Illustrations, as well as information regarding the background events surrounding the project. It offers us a marvellous opportunity to contemplate seven of the best-preserved examples from this illustrated volume from the Annals.
Curators:Hilary MacartneyUniversity of GlasgowJosé Manuel MatillaHead of the Drawings and Prints at the Museo Nacional del Prado.
The Museo del Prado is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of Miguel Blay (Olot, 1866 – Madrid, 1936), one of the most important Spanish sculptors of the late 19th and first third of the 20th centuries, with an exhibition of several important works from a career that reflects the different trends prevailing in sculpture during his lifetime, principally Realism, Modernismo and Symbolism.
Curator:Leticia Azcue BreaChief Curator of Sculpture and the Decorative Arts at the Museo Nacional del Prado
The Museo del Prado is publishing its first comic to mark with the 5th centenary of Jheronimus Bosch. A book-length publication, it offers a combined narrative and visual approach to the work of this enigmatic artist.
Triptych of the Enchanted (a Boschian pantomime) is part of the programme of activities and events organised in conjunction with Bosch. The 5th Centenary Exhibition, which has benefitted from the sole sponsorship of Fundación BBVA. The exhibition offers a unique opportunity to see more than 75% of this Netherlandish artist’s small surviving oeuvre of paintings and drawings.