8 sept 2014

Event of the Week in Madrid: El Greco and Modern Art Exhibition at the Prado Museum

El Greco influenced painters
such as Picasso and Cézanne!

The El Greco exhibition at the Prado is a must see, whether you are an art lover or just interested in finding out a little more about some of the most important painters in history! The exhibition not only includes some of El Greco’s most famous paintings but also shows the enormous effect el Greco had on 19th and 20th century art. Although El Greco was born in Crete, he spent most of his life in Toledo, Spain, a town not far from Madrid.

1.    What works will I be able to see at the Greco exhibition? 


A selection of 25 of El Greco’s greatest paintings will be on display, including arguably two of his most famous paintings: El caballero de la mano en el pecho and Vista de Toledo. There will also be more than 70 modern works of art on display, from indisputably incredible artists such as Pablo Picasso, Édouard Manet and Paul Cézanne

El caballero de la mano en el pecho:
one of El Greco's most famous
Vista de Toledo: 
a beautiful painting of 
El Greco's hometown!

The exhibition is split into sections, to reveal the amazing influence El Greco had on art. Sections include Picasso and Cubism and The modernisation of painting from Manet to Cézanne. El Greco’s work was particularly influential on Picasso, and this exhibition will allow you to truly see this connection. You can make direct comparisons of the artists´ artwork, as their paintings are displayed side by side. You will undoubtedly be impressed.

2.    How much does the El Greco exhibition cost and how can I get tickets? 


If you are a under 18, or a student under 25, you can enter the museum free of charge and view the exhibition! The standard ticket price to enter the Prado museum and see the El Greco exhibition is 14€. You can buy tickets online, on the phone, or on the door. If you choose to purchase tickets online, make sure you click the button to confirm you would like to see the El Greco exhibition, and choose your time! This is to ensure the exhibition doesn’t get overcrowded, meaning you can see the artwork at its best.

The Prado's  main entrance
We hope you enjoy the exhibition! The art collection will be on display in the Prado museum until 5th October, so now is the perfect time to start thinking about buying tickets! Whether there is a painting you are particularly keen to see, or just want to see some of the best modern artwork, this is a great way to spend part of your day. It is a fantastic opportunity to jump back to the past and have a look at what artists were able to do during the time and the influence artists have on each other. El Greco is one of the most influential Spanish artists; you can’t miss this!

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