See the work of Diego de Velázquez It is one of the great attractions of the Prado museum visitin Madrid, because this gallery houses the largest collection of this great master of universal painting.
But now, and until February 9, 2014, you have the possibility to visit the exposition Velázquez and the family of Felipe IV, where his work is analyzed during the last eleven years of his life as a portraitist of the Court.
In this temporary exhibition there are 30 works in which the main protagonists are the royal family of Felipe IV, and also include works by Velázquez's successors in this work, his son-in-law Juan Bautista Martínez del Mazo, and Juan Carreño.
At the time covered by the exhibition, in the 1660s and 1670s, it was painted Las Meninas, one of Velázquez's peak works and universal painting.
In the exhibition you can see the copy he made of it Juan Bautista Martínez del Mazo, the first time it can be seen in Spain, and which is now preserved in the mansionKingston lacy of southern England, which houses the Bankes Collection of old paint.
The Velázquez exhibition at the Prado Museum It dates back to 1650, when Velázquez was in Rome, and where he made a dozen portraits of the papal court. Thus, in the exhibition you can see the portrait of the Pope Innocent X, coming from wellington museum from London.
Another outstanding work that you will also be able to see in the exhibition is the portrait of Queen Mariana of Austria, of the Metropolitan Museum of New York. And in the last part of the exhibition, you will see courtly portraits made Martínez del Mazo and Carreño, already after the death of Velázquez.
The Visiting hours of Velázquez's exhibition at the Prado Museum they are, from Monday to Saturday, from 10 to 20 hours, and on Sundays, from 10 to 19 hours.
The ticket prices they are those that correspond to the visit of the museum, that is, 14 euros, the general entrance, and 7 euros, the reduced one, with which you can see the entire museum collection and other temporary exhibitions that are presented simultaneously.<>