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El Madrid más goyesco

By | 16 January, 2015 | 0 comments

goya madridThe characters immortalised by Francisco de Goya in many of his Madrid-themed works, such as The field of San Isidro, later generated a type of character, the Goyaesque or goyesco, which then became a regional costume. This symbolises the bond between the Aragonese artist and the Spanish capital, where his famous Quinta del Sordo estate was located in and whose paintings you can see in the Prado Museum. As well as his impressionist black paintings and other emblematic ones by the artist, you can enjoy the temporary exhibition Goya in Madrid until the next 3rd of May.

The exhibition focuses on the cartoons that Goya made for the Royal Tapestry Factory, in contrast with those of other artists, and it also shows paintings and sculptures that were used as inspiration for his works. Goya considered these tapestry cartoons not as a small-time work but rather as a “metaphorical invention” of reality that later paved the way for his definitive art. Standard tickets cost 14 euros.

Another important place to follow the train of the author of The Family of Carlos IV is the Real Academia of San Fernando, on Calle Alcalá, 13, which is considered Madrid’s second most important museum. On the walls of this museum you can find 13 famous paintings by Goya, some easily recognised and studied such as The Burial of the Sardine, located next to the rest of paintings in the distinguished Baroque palace of Goyeneche. Opening times from 10.00am until 3.00pm from Tuesday to Sunday, with ticket prices at 6 euros.

We finish this Goya tour in the chapel, or chapels rather, of San Antonio de la Florida. Such is its value that a replica was built of this small temple whose vault contains paintings that for some symbolise the transition from Classic art to the modern era. It takes about ten minutes by foot from Príncipe Pío station. Goya is worth this and much more.

Stay with us and make the most of your trip to visit all of these exhibitions. Hotel Moderno is an art hotel in the centre of Madrid that will most certainly meet all your accommodation expectations when you visit our city.

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