The Jim Thompson Silk Company is the manufacturer of the finest Thai fabrics. In 2010 it began its collaboration with the Museo del Prado, for which it designed an exclusive collection of products inspired by the works of the Museum. Jim Thompson has taken tradition and reinvented the elegance of Thai fabrics, particularly natural fibres, in a creative model that it applies to items such as this one.
Silk bag (verdigris)
Silk. 25 x 30 cm. Manufactured by Jim Thompson Silk Company.
The quality of El Greco's art is also evident in his use of excellent pigments, such as verdigris or Greek green, which he used to paint the cloaks and tunics of some of the many saints he depicted. This delicate silk bag in an elegant green colour, designed exclusively for the Museo del Prado, is inspired by some of his canvases. Dry clean only.
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6.5 x 9 cm. This magnet reproduces a large part of the central panel of the famous The Garden of Earthly Delights Triptych (ca. 1490-1500), a unique creation by Bosch. Here you can look for some of the most enigmatic details of this essential painting in the collections of the Museo del Prado.
"El Cid" leather shoulder bag
Leather. 14 x 19.5 cm; 54 cm (handles). Made in Italy. This striking red leather shoulder bag, ideally sized for your everyday essentials, is engraved on one side with the head of the Atlas lion painted by Rosa Bonheur in her famous El Cid (1879), evoking freedom, insubordination and courage, values that the artist expressed in her own life.
Silk bag (lapis lazuli)
Silk. 25 x 30 cm. Manufactured by Jim Thompson Silk Company. Many of the paintings in the Museo del Prado were commissioned by powerful patrons — kings, nobles, ecclesiastics — as can be seen in the quality of their pigments. This is evident in the virgins' cloaks painted by Fra Angelico with ultramarine blue, obtained from lapis lazuli from Afghanistan....
"Piedras duras" espadrille (black)
Diplomatic gifts were frequent in the Modern Age, as can be seen in the Bufete del Nuncio Massimo (1624), presented by this ecclesiastic to Philip IV. Carved in the most exceptional hard stones from Florentine manufactures, it echoes the changing tastes of the time, which favored naturalistic decoration with floral elements such as those reproduced in...
Silk bag (azurite)
Silk. 25 x 30 cm. Manufactured by Jim Thompson Silk Company.One of the most remarkable features of the art of Joachim Patinir, considered the first Flemish landscape painter, is the depth of the blues of his panels, painted with azurite or mountain blue, whose nuances still cause a sensation today. In this exquisite silk bag in vibrant blue, designed...
4.3 x 11.7 cm. Trying to synthesize his Germanic tradition with the new Italian teachings learned, Dürer tried to achieve the ideal perfection of the human body by painting two panels that form a set: Adam and Eve. A detail from the exquisite painting Eva (1507) is reproduced on this magnet.
Thomas Struth: Making Time (Spanish)
Authors: Thomas Struth, Estrella de Diego. Spanish. Paperback. 28 x 30 cm. 116 pages. This book was published on the occasion of the presentation in the Museo Nacional del Prado of the project Making Time by the German artist Thomas Struth between 6 February and 25 March 2007.