El Greco, Velázquez, Goya
Five Centuries of Spanish Masterpieces
Exhibition from 26/01/2006. to 30/04/2006.
at Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest
The exhibition will present a wide selection of the most important Spanish painting to be found in public and private collections in Germany, Spain and Hungary. The approximately 60 works - never before exhibited in such a way - will come to Budapest after being shown in Hamburg and Dresden, enabling the viewer to follow the artistic development of five centuries.
The rich selection of Spanish painting will span the period from the 1400s to the early nineteenth century. It will begin with Gothic art, with panel paintings by unknown masters, and will continue with early works by artists known to us by name. Next will be works by the best-known sixteenth-century masters, among them Morales and El Greco. After these will come creations by all the celebrated painters of the so-called Golden Age, Velázquez, Zurbarán and Murillo; in addition, there will be works by Ribera, some of which are still unknown. Following eighteenth-century still lifes, the fascinating series will end with creations by Francisco de Goya.