GOLDEN 17th. CENTURY
MASTERS AND GOYA
Prado Museum private tour Spanish golden 17th. Century Masters and Goya by Madrid Museum Tours official guides reveals all you want to know about the best works of Ribera, Velázquez, Murillo and Goya, who belong to the greatest Spanish painters displayed at Prado Museum.
Madrid Museum Tours official guides will share with you on this private tour of Prado Museum very little known facts about Spain’s Golden Century through an unforgettable artistic immersion in the richest period of Spanish painting art.
Ribera was a Spanish painter, who embraced Italian nationality, after spending most of his life in Naples, Parma, Genoa, Palermo and Rome. His work, greatly influenced the development of seventeenth-century Spanish art and helps to understand the Spanish Baroque school.
Murillo, like his contemporaries Vermeer or Rembrandt was neither a traveller nor an Italy visitor. However, thanks to his countryman Diego Velázquez, Murillo did have access to the Royal Collection of painting at the Hapsburg Court of Madrid and so he met the creations of the great masters, from whose techniques he took various items to build his own style.
Velazquez, in the words of experts, represents the absolute perfection in painting art as much as Beethoven represents total perfection in music.
Goya applied on his paintings many inventions of Velazquez, who he admired. His portraits combine psychological mastery and technical virtuosity. In his late life he propelled the art of paintings and engravings to an unattainable height.
Said in few words, this Madrid Museum Tours private tour of Ribera, Velázquez, Murillo and Goya, can’t be missed by all travellers who love to learn the secrets that hide masterpieces of geniuses of painting exposed at Prado museum.