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Daemon
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The Prado Museum

The Museo del Prado is Spain's national art museum. Founded in Madrid in 1818 by Ferdinand VII, it features one of the world's finest collections of European art, much of which came from the royal holdings of the Habsburg and Bourbon monarchs in Spain. In 1872, the Prado acquired many notable works formerly owned by Spanish convents and monasteries. It owns outstanding pieces by El Greco, Diego Velázquez, and Francisco de Goya. What is considered its most famous work on display? More...
LucOneOff
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The best-known work on display at the museum is Las Meninas by Velázquez.
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It's absolutely amazing. I could spend whole day there.
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Museums are the only logical reason to justify travelling.
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Las Meninas

The most famous and heavily debated of Diego Velázquez's paintings is the fantastic and unusual family portrait 'Las Meninas'.

The painting appears to centre around La Infanta Margarita, aged 5, who is surrounded by her ladies in waiting (or meninas), the family dog and two dwarves. Whilst most people's attention seems to be on her, Velázquez has once again proved that those people normally kept 'behind the scenes' (like the princess' maids of honour), are also worthy of being painted. The fact that the picture is entitled 'Las Meninas' reinforces this. To the left of Margarita we find Velázquez himself, paintbrush and easel in hand, poised in front of an enormous canvas. By including himself in the main part of the painting Velázquez is asserting his own position as an artist.

However, the scene does not stop there. The most intriguing part of the painting is the fact that Velázquez has chosen to include the King and Queen only by their hazy reflections in the mirror which hangs on the back wall. Velázquez cleverly plays with perspective here and hence blurs the clarity and obviousness in his painting. His purposeful elusiveness cannot fail to raise many questions.

http://www.enforex.com/culture/art-las-meninas.html
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Prado -15 masterpieces

Click on the single painting to get further information.

https://www.museodelprado.es/en/visit-the-museum/15-masterpieces
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It would be greatly significant if this museum would print numerous copies of Goya's series, Disasters' of War, and somehow circulate those images, it could just maybe have a positively influence upon the world.

But then, on second thought it would, more-likely-then-not, give many additional sick minded individuals ideas to use against the citizens of our world. Forget I mentioned it.....
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Awesome museum!
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I guess I should go there!
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I am going to Spain this winter for the first in more than 20 years. Can't wait. Museum visit is the only way to travel.
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