Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Hola Madrid

Originally uploaded by sarah4855.

I recently returned from a quick trip down to Madrid, a journey made to visit the three unbelievably fantastic art galleries there: the Prado, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and the Centro de Arte Reina Sofia

I was particularly impressed by the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum due to the sheer volume of its collection. In addition to all the regular figures in Italian, Flemish, Baroque, Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art, they had some glorious pieces by artists like Georgia O'Keefe, Egon Schiele, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Max Beckmann, Edward Hopper, Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud. It was enough to bring a modern art lover to her knees.

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