Possibly you will know that one of the most represented artists in the Prado Museum from Madrid is the Flemish painter Rubens.
But now the works of extension and remodeling that are being carried out in the art gallery promote the possibility of seeing in a special exhibition the 90 paintings that make up the entire work of Rubens in the museum's funds, and that for ten years had not been fully exposed.
The Rubens exhibition at the Prado Museum is carried out until January 23, 2011 in two large rooms of the Jerónimos Building, with a chronological arrangement of all the work on display, which allows us to see the pictorial evolution of the flamenco artist.
You can also see the great thematic variety of his works by Rubens, a painter who was a favorite of King Philip IV, at the beginning of the 17th century. In the exhibition you can see together the most significant Rubens works in the Prado Museum, The Three Graces, The Garden of Love, Villagers Dance or Nymphs and satyrs.
The Entrance to the Rubens exhibition at the Prado Museum is free for visitors who have already accessed the Prado Museum.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5 pm you can participate in a brief didactic talk about the artist and his work, performed in the auditorium, which gives the keys to then be able to tour the exhibition.
Likewise, on the occasion of this special exhibition of Rubens, a documentary film titled Rubens, the Life Show, directed by Miguel Angel Trujillo, in which the artistic career and the pictorial work of the flamenco pinto are reviewed.
The documentary is projected, as a parallel activity to the exhibition, in the auditorium of the Prado Museum on Saturdays at 12 noon, and on Sundays, at 5 pm, and admission is free for all visitors to the museum, until full capacity is reached .
On the website of the Prado Museum you have a video presentation of the Rubens exhibition, with images of the rooms and background of baroque music and, in addition, an excellent online interactive video of the Rubens exhibition.<>