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Come back to Prado and visit Hieronymus Bosch

By | 16 November, 2020 | 0 comments

#VuelveAlPrado (“Come back to Prado”). This is the hashtag the Prado Museum is using on Twitter to encourage art lovers to come back and relive the experience of breathing in art (even if it is through a mask), specifically that of Hieronymus Bosch.

El BoscoThe museum room dedicated to this artist, which had been closed since 12 March, opened its doors to the public once more in late October, with a renovated look and a fresh new arrangement for contemplating his most iconic works.

The new arrangement was carried out due to the need to give people more space to walk around in and, therefore, more room to keep the safety distance. In that sense, different sensorial elements have also been put into place to make sure the works can be seen without a problem and in sizes larger than the original, up to 12 times bigger.

The Garden of Earthly Delights is one of the most important works that can be admired in this hall, a rich and beautiful triptych oil painting that has led to a wealth of interpretations throughout its history.

Others, like The Seven Deadly Sins and the Four Last Things or Cutting the Stone are part of the selection of paintings that can be seen in this new spacious room in the museum, perfectly adapted to the pandemic.

Prado Museum, which in 2019 celebrated its 200th anniversary, had been closed since the start of the pandemic last spring until mid-June, when it reopened its doors.

The world of culture, including museums, theatres, music and cinemas, is one of the sectors most affected by COVID-19. Broadening spaces like Prado has done with Bosch’s room is one of the ways in which we can promote a safe access to culture.

(Photo from the Prado Museum website)

Categories: Madrid Cultura