If your soul age belongs to the 12th to 19th Century, and you seem like having a hung over on Renaissance period (can’t blame you), you just had a place to catch! Embassy of Spain and Instituto Cervantes are bringing The Prado Museum on Philippine streets calling it El Museo del Prado en las calles de Filipinas. Artwork exhibit will add life to Ayala Triangle Gardens, Makati from April 22 to May 22 and to Plaza Roma, Intramuros from June 9 to July 31, 2017.
Flemish Baroque, Renaissance, Cubism of Picasso, works of Juan Luna are like bells ringing in your head and El Museo del Prado safekeeps most of the significant masterpieces of each. The museum which is located in Madrid started collecting the artworks from 1819 and today it is housing 8,200 paintings.
The travelling project of street exhibition of El Museo del Prado is to bring to the Filipinos the feel of being in the museum by viewing the 54 life-size high-definition photographic reproductions.
It is the kind of replica that is enough to captivate you and is the next best thing to the real painting.
See? The paintings that you once fascinate on your desktop screen is now life-size. Go, touch it.
Feel the passion of the painter channelling to your fingertips as you touch it. Am I the only one like this?
Short description about the artwork will make you understand the picture and appreciate it even more. Pure love, you’ll feel.
What captivated me most is the painting of our very own, Juan Luna which is the Cleopatra. It won second prize at the National Fine Arts Exhibition in 1881. I know it would still win the heart of every Filipino who could see it. The painting is so amazing I just hope National Museum of the Philippines will buy it back for Filipinos.
There are also artworks of Filipino painters like Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo that are under the custody of El Museo del Prado. Artworks that reflected the rich culture and history of the Filipino people. Lastly, I may not have full knowledge on how the art industry is going to contemporary Filipino artists but I just hope they won’t give up just because of the underrating or under support from whoever. Please don’t let Filipino art to just die and there are still people who deeply believe in Filipino talents.
Here are good links to show some love to Filipino Contemporary Artists:
This traveling museum is in partners with the traveling library, The Book Stop Project for book lovers!
Photos shot by: Dyanne Elcid Barone