Madrid’s CentroCentro Displays a Breathtaking Exhibit of the Romantic Era to Enlightenment

Oct 20, 2013 by

Madrid’s CentroCentro Displays a Breathtaking Exhibit of the Romantic Era to Enlightenment

by Madrid Visitors & Convention Bureau

One of Spain’s most important and valuable private collections featuring works by El Greco, Hieronymus Bosch, Bartolome Esteban Murillo, Francisco de Zurbaran, and Alonso Cano, among others will be on display next month at the CentroCentro in Madrid, Spain.

The Masaveu Collection, one of the most important private collections in Spain, is part of an exhibition series entitled “Patronage at the service of art.”

The patronage exhibit launched in November 2012 and ends May 25, 2014. The Masaveu Collection goes on public display Nov. 29.

The show at the CentroCentro started with “The Legacy of the House of Alba” and continued with the Helga de Alvear Collection in May of this year.

This breathtaking exhibition is a unique opportunity to see masterpieces from the Masaveu Collection, a total of 64 paintings and sculptures representing art from the 13th and 19th centuries: the Romanesque era to Enlightenment, that haven’t been exposed for more than a generation. Most of the works included in the show are religious in nature, due to the ideological and cultural context in which they were produced.

Pieces by anonymous medieval artists will share the space with works by Baroque masters such as Murillo, Zurbaran, and Alonso Cano. There will also be works by Bosch and Greco, as well as Flemish and Italian painters such as Joos van Cleve el Viejo o Matthis Gerung. Angel Aterido, curator of the exhibition, has divided them into three chronological sections: “Of Wood and Gold,” “From the Gothic to the Renaissance,” and “The Triumph of Canvas.”

The Masaveu Collection dates back to the mid-19th century, when Elaas Masaveu Rivell, the son of Pedro Masaveu Rovira, and the founder of a major business dynasty, initiated the family’s connection with art when he opened an art gallery in Oviedo. Later, Pedro Masaveu Masaveu started collecting, and in the 20th century, his son, Pedro Masaveu Peterson, created his own collection.

The CentroCentro exhibition space in Palacio de Cibeles (Plaza de Cibeles, 1 28014, +34-915-23-14-54, , Adolfo-PalaciodeCibeles.com) (formerly the Palacio de Correos and now the City Hall) has become an emblematic venue in Madrid.

To have your breath taken away by these masters, visit CentroCentro, Plaza de Cibeles, 1. 28014, Madrid or contact t +34 91 480 00 08, .

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