Discover the history of art through small-format works
The common feature of all these works is that all of them were designed in small-format. The way as the exhibition is exposed allow spectators to have the chance to admire the works in a format smaller than usual, which have come later inspiring larger paintings or sculptures. The other common element is the creative freedom and the variety of topics. The fact that these pictures were not subject to fashions or any assignments allowed artists to be brave and try new techniques and thematic lines in a smaller space.
“Captive Beauty. Small treasures at the Prado Museum” is structured chronologically and includes works from the late 2nd AD century to Goya and Fortuny , from 19th century. Visitors can enjoy a “private”, detailed vision of this side of Prado collection, which is not always shown because this small-format are usually in the shadow of other large. Hieronymus Bosch, Titian, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, El Greco, Velázquez, Rubens, Poussin or Madrazo are some of the artists exhibited.
Time should not be an excuse since the exhibition is open every seven days of the week, from 10am to 8pm, in a museum located no so far from the Barcelona city center. CaixaForum is located close to Montjuïc at Av. Francesc Ferrer i Guardia and tickets cost 4€.