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Arts and culture 31 May 2016

The King and Queen of Spain and princess Beatrix of the Netherlands opened the ‘Bosch. The 5th Centenary Exhibition’

The King and Queen of Spain and princess Beatrix of the Netherlands opened at the Prado Museum the most complete and highest quality exhibition ever devoted to Bosch. With the sole sponsorship of BBVA Foundation, the exhibition brings together 21 original paintings and 8 original drawings by the artist loaned from collections and museums around the world.

To mark the 5th centenary of the death of Bosch, the Prado Museum has assembled an exceptional installation, that offers a unique opportunity to plunge into the work of one of the most enigmatic and influential artists of the Renaissance, as it allows visitors to view the fronts and backs of the most relevant triptychs.

The eight paintings of the Dutch master held in Spain will be accompanied by outstanding works from collections and museums across the world, including the Triptych of the Temptation of St. Anthony from the National Museum of Ancient Art in Lisbon, the Crowning with Thorns, from London’s National Gallery, and the Tree Man drawing, from Albertina Graphics Collection in Vienna.

The exhibition, offered by the Prado Museum with the sole sponsorship of BBVA Foundation, will remain open from May 31st through September 11th.

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