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Luca Giordano in the Casón del Buen Retiro

Luca Giordano in the Casón del Buen Retiro
MADRID  •  Museo Nacional del Prado  •  Ongoing
The exhibition features a group of 75 works including drawings, architectural plans, watercolours, oil paintings and prints with the intention of explaining Luca Giordano’s painting in the Casón, its history, meaning, iconography, technique and the various restorations that it has undergone in the past. In addition, the fresco – considered the most perfect of all the works that Giordano painted in Spain – will be used to analyse all of Giordano’s Spanish mural schemes, namely the staircase and ceilings in the Basilica of San Lorenzo de El Escorial (1692-1694), the office and bedroom (the latter now lost) of Charles II in the Palace of Aranjuez; the Casón del Buen Retiro (ca.1697); the Sacristy in Toledo Cathedral (1698); the Royal Chapel in the Alcázar (now lost); and the church of San Antonio de los Portugueses, Madrid (1699).

Museo Nacional del Prado Web Site

Contact: Paseo del Prado
28014 Madrid
Tel: (34) 91 330 28 00

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