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Obras maestras españolas de la Frick...
Obras maestras españolas de la Frick...
Obras maestras españolas de la Frick...
Obras maestras españolas de la Frick...

Obras maestras españolas de la Frick Collection

Edited by Javier Portús, curator of the exhibition and Chief Curator of Spanish Painting up to 1800 at Museo Nacional del Prado.

Spanish. Paperback. 13 x 18 cm. 64 pages.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition Spanish Masterpieces from The Frick Collection, held at the Museo Nacional del Prado from 7 March to 2 July 2023.

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The collection assembled by Henry Clay Frick (1849-1919) at his New York residence on Fifth Avenue, which opened as a museum in 1935, includes works by many of the most important painters since the beginning of the Renaissance, and is distinguished both by the high quality of most of the works and by the very clear criteria of taste: his paintings were acquired to live with them, and this conditioned the predominance of subjects such as landscape, portraiture, scenes of gallantry, etc.

Like many of the magnates of his time, Frick developed a strong interest in European art of the Modern and early Contemporary periods, and was one of the protagonists of a fundamental chapter in the history of collecting, for which hundreds of masterpieces crossed the Atlantic to America in the first decades of the 20th century. Many of them were to become important museums in the future.

For the first time, nine works from this collection, most of which have not been seen in Spain since they left the country, are travelling outside the headquarters of the prestigious American institution. This is its collection of Spanish paintings, comprising masterpieces by four artists who are inseparable from the Museo del Prado: El Greco, Velázquez, Murillo and Goya. Five of these nine works have been paired with others from the Museo del Prado with which they have close affinities to form a unique and unrepeatable exhibition.

In this publication accompanying the exhibition, Javier Portús reviews the origins of this and other major American collections of European art, and the presence and importance of Spanish art in them. In addition, the publication reproduces and analyses each of the fourteen works that form part of the exhibition.

ISBN: 978-84-8480-588-5

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