Sunday, August 18, 2013

Sunday at the Prado

One of the benefits of living in Madrid is that I can theoretically go to the world-famous Prado Museum whenever I want. On Sunday afternoons, entrance is free so I decided to stroll over and enjoy some art.

Las Meninas, Diego Velázquez

I had visited the Prado before with my Spanish tutor Ana previously, so this time I was able to linger at my favorite pieces without feeling the pressure to see every hall in the museum.

For those of you who have never been to the Prado, here are a few of my favorite paintings from the regular collection:

Expulsión de los judios de España, Emilio Sala y Francés
Fusilamiento de Torrijos y sus compañeros en las playas de Málaga, Antonio Gisbert Pérez

Francisco de Paula Antonio de Borbón y Borbón-Parma, infante de España, Francisco de Goya

El príncipe don Carlos de Viana, José Moreno Carbonero

Doña Juana la Loca, Fancisco Pradilla y Ortiz 

Saturno devorando a un hijo, Pedro Pablo Rubens

Episodio de la Batalla de Trafalgar, Francisco Sans Cabot

Pays original (Vista de Montsegur), Luis Rigalt y Farriols

I was going to add my thoughts and descriptions after each piece, but wouldn't you rather video chat with me and we can talk about art?