THE PRADO MUSEUM LANDS IN HAVANA

If you have not recently gone through the Avenida del Puerto Havana, find a way to do so as soon as possible. The Prado Museum presents a sample in Havana outdoor photographic reproductions of more than fifty works from his magnificent collection. Replicas, actual size, include the most important and significant as “Las Meninas” by Velazquez or “The Third of May 1808” Goya.

The exhibition is installed in the perimeter fence of the emblematic Castillo de la Real Fuerza in Havana until next May 4.

This large outdoor displays allows a chronological journey through the different schools that make up the art scene of the permanent collection of the Madrid art gallery and learn the history of Spain, Europe and Western art in general by the hand of the great masters paint. The Spanish, Flemish, Italian, French, German and Dutch schools are present through its protagonists since the twelfth century to the early twentieth.

Photographic reproductions, among which are also “The Nobleman with his Hand on his Chest” by El Greco or “The Garden of Earthly Delights” del Bosco, are completed with information boards of each of the works and panels that provide data on the history of the museum and its collections. In addition, there are scheduled educational and cultural activities, guided tours and lectures for specialized public and school groups, as well as a brochure.

The Prado in the streets is a project that started in 2015, making the works of the Museo del Prado occupy public spaces in the streets of Tegucigalpa, Guatemala City and San Salvador through the coordination of Cultural Centers of Spain in each one of those capitals. Such roaming continue and will increase throughout 2016, since besides visiting Asuncion Havana, Lima and La Paz, then jumping to Manila and Equatorial Guinea, and also completing his tour of Central America with Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama.

Source: Ismael Francisco, Cubadebate