Velázquez, Rembrandt, Vermeer. Parallel visions

This exhibition on late 16th and early 17th century Dutch and Spanish painting is the result of an extensive and important research project on the part of the Museo del Prado arising from a collaborative agreement with the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, which will be lending a significant group of works to mark its Bicentenary.

Curated by Alejandro Vergara, Museo del Prado Senior Curator of Flemish Painting and Northern Schools before 1700, the exhibition will offer a reflection on the pictorial traditions represented by Spain and the Netherlands. While the art-historical literature, particularly that generated in Holland, has considered these traditions as essentially different, this exhibition will aim to juxtapose the historical myths and artistic realities of the two countries and to reflect on the numerous traits that they share. In order to appreciate these parallels the exhibition will include major works by artists such as Velázquez, Rembrandt, Ribera, Frans Hals and Vermeer.


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