“Six Of The Best”Art Museums To Visit In Madrid

2. Real Academia De Bellas Artes De San Fernando

3. Royal Palace ( Palacio de Oriente)

It is open to the public and its 3000 rooms are a treasure trove of works of art by some of the most important painters of the last 400 years including the Throne Hall painted ceiling  by Tiepolo and the  Painting Gallery which is is home to such works as Virgin with Child by Luis Morales, Portrait of Isabella the Catholic by Juan de Flandes, Salome with the Head of John the Baptist by Caravaggio and works by such artists as Velázquez, Goya, Federico Madrazo and Sorolla.

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The museum houses over 20,000 works of 20th century and contemporary art and is divided into three sections:

The Irruption of the 20th Century. Utopia and Conflict (1900-1945) Representing the crossroads between modernity and tradition, with works by José Gutiérrez Solana, JuanGris, Georges Braque, Fernand Léger, Sonia Delaunay and Francis Picabia.

Is the War Over? Art in a Divided World (1945-1968) Works from a divided post war Europe including works by  Francis Bacon, Jean Dubuffet, Henry Moore and Yves Klein.

From Revolt to Postmodernity (1962-1982). The focus on the 70s and works reflecting issues of the time such as gender, underground culture, mass culture or globalisation.

 

 

 

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