Wednesday, February 9, 2011

El Esplendor del Románico (Romanesque Splendor)

El Esplendor Románico, starting at the Fundación Mapfre on 10th February, is a new exhibtion dedicated to romanesque art. The objects on display come from the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC) in Barcelona, which perhaps has some of the best preserved examples of romanesque art in its collection. The 59 artefacts on show include murals, sculpture and liturgical objects made from materials including wood, stone and enamel. Many consider this to be one of the finest exhibtions of romanesque art in many years, due to the historical significance of the exhibits.

The exhibtion runs until 15th May at the Fundación Mapfre, Paseo de Recoletos (about a ten minute walk up from the Prado Museum). Metro: Colón (L4) or Banco de España (L2). Entrance is free, and audioguides for the exhibtion are available in English.  Link to the exhibition website

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