Throughout its 494 pages and through numerous illustrations and informative texts, El Libro del Prado shows and comments on the main works of the Museum, offering a valuable vision of the history of art, including paintings, drawings, sculptures and decorative arts. Names such as Bosch, Dürer, Raphael, Titian, El Greco, Rubens, Velázquez, Goya and others intermingle in these pages, creating a dialogue between the artists and their works.
This volume includes the masterpieces that shape the identity of the Museum (Las Meninas, The Nobleman with his Hand on his Chest or The 3rd of May 1808 in Madrid), as well as some of the most recent acquisitions of the collection. It also contains three fold-out posters that reproduce the Bosch’s triptychs (The Garden of Earthly Delights, The Haywain and The Adoration of the Magi), which allows an extensive view of all the amazing details reproduced in those works, including their back panels.
El Libro del Prado is undoubtedly an indispensable publication for the library of any lover of art history. It is a permanent reference book that covers one of the most incredible and comprehensive collections in the history of Western art.