100 masterpieces from the Prado in Madrid are on display right now at the Queensland Art Gallery. I was there on opening day to see them. The exhibition tells the story of Spanish painting from 1550 to 1900 and it is the first time these works have been seen in Australia.
Photographs are not allowed inside the exhibition, so I will just show you around the edges.
This is actually a huge photo of the entrance to the Prado, which is at the entrance to the exhibition.
Sections of the gallery have been painted red for the exhibition.
I particularly love the huge flower arrangement in the foyer to represent the gorgeous still life paintings inside.
La Sala del Prado is a large scale lounge environment constructed in gallery beside the exhibition where you can sit and relax, have a snack at the cafe or draw your own still life with coloured pencils or multimedia tablets. It looks a bit empty in my photos, but I was early, it filled up very quickly.
There is no shortage of inspiration for your still life.
The exhibition runs from 21st July until 4th November 2012. Don’t miss it.
In conjunction with ‘Portrait of Spain’ there is a retrospective of films by Pedro Almodovar and a historical program 100 years of Spanish Cinema at GoMA cinema.
Check the website for details…… qagoma.qld.gov.au/prado