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Bosch. The 5th Centenary Exhibition closed yesterday with a total of 589,692 visitors.The exhibition to mark the 500th anniversary of Bosch’s death, presented with the sole sponsorship of Fundación BBVA and a final total of 589,692 visitors. During the course of this week the triptychs by Bosch in the Prado will return to the permanent collection for display in a special gallery now entirely devoted to the artist. This space will create the principal axis for a new installation of 15th- and 16th-century Flemish and Hispano-Flemish painting.The events to mark the 500th anniversary of the artist’s death will culminate with the 6th Prado Chair, for which this year’s holder, Reindert Falkenburg, will focus on Bosch and his most important follower, Pieter Bruegel the Elder.
The Museo del Prado and Fundación BBVA wish to offer visitors every opportunity to visit "Bosch: The 5th Centenary Exhibition,” a unique event at which they can enter the imagination of one of the most fascinating and universal painters of all time. In this respect, more than 428.527 visitors have already enjoyed the exhibition. The show will therefore remain open until next 25 September, featuring special opening hours, given that, over the last two weekends, visitors can enjoy the exhibition up until midnight.In order to facilitate the purchase of tickets and avoid queues as time passes are required, we recommend visitors to purchase their tickets in advance by selecting the date and time of entry. These passes are available at both the ticket office and via the Internet (www.museodelprado.es).
These opening times also apply to the video installation Infinite Garden, specially created for Room C of the Museum and based on Bosch’s masterpiece The Garden of Earthly Delights. These new, longer opening hours for visiting the exhibition that marks the 5th centenary of the artist’s death and which benefits from the sole sponsorship of Fundación BBVA, represent a further extension to the special opening hours initially introduced (Fridays to Sundays) and have been implemented in response to the exceptional interest generated by the exhibition, which has already been seen by more than 185,000 visitors. There is also enormous interest in the documentary Bosch. The Garden of Dreams, which has so far been seen by 11,000 spectators, and more showings will now be programmed at the cinemas in Spain where it is currently running.
Until 2 October the Museo del Prado, with the sole sponsorship of Fundación BBVA, will be presenting an ambitious video installation based on Jheronimus Bosch’s iconic painting The Garden of Earthly Delights. Specially designed for Room C of the Museum, it offers a close-up experience of the celebrated triptych in a sensory and perceptual environment through which the viewer moves and shares space with the Earthly Paradise, the Garden of Earthly Delights and Hell, accompanied by a multitude of figures, creatures and bodies. In Infinite Garden artist Álvaro Perdices and filmmaker Andrés Sanz dissect the multiple pictorial worlds of Bosch’s work through a total sensory experience that is in turn wrapped in a soundscape composed by musicians Santiago Rapallo and Javier Adán.
The Museo del Prado presents the documentary Bosch. The Garden of Dreams Co-produced with López-Li Films and with the sole sponsorship of Fundación BBVA, the Museo del Prado is presenting a documentary on Bosch as part of its wide-ranging programme of activities organised in conjunction with Bosch. The 5th Centenary Exhibition, the most important exhibition to be held to date on this Netherlandish artist. The documentary has benefitted from the collaboration of MOVISTAR and the support of RTVE.Open until September 2016, this exhibition marking the 500th anniversary of the death of Jheronimus Bosch includes all the artist’s most important triptychs, among them the exceptional loan of The Saint Anthony Triptych from the Museo de Arte Antigua in Lisbon. These works will be shown alongside others lent from leading institutions such as the Albertina and the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the National Gallery of Washington, the Musée du Louvre in Paris and the Polo Museale del Veneto in Venice.Bosch. The Garden of Dreams will be shown in more than 70 cinemas in Spain, as well as in the USA, Great Britain, Italy, Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic.
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.With an installation as striking and exceptional as the exhibition itself, Bosch. The 5th Centenary Exhibition brings together more than 50 works, including 21 original paintings and 8 original drawings by Bosch, constituting more than 75% of his surviving output. It also includes prints, reliefs, miniatures and paintings by other artists, which explain the context in which Bosch created his oeuvre.The Museo del Prado has organised an extensive and varied programme of activities in order to complement, explain and disseminate this unique exhibition. They include a documentary directed by José Luis López-Linares and the publication of a comic by the cartoonist Max. To complete the programme, the 5th Prado Fellowship, held this year by Reindert Falkenburg, will be devoted to Bosch and his renowned follower, Pieter Bruegel the Elder.