What’s the capital of Spain?

This last weekend I took a break from the Barcelona life (which is basically just a break from real life) and went to Spain’s capital, Madrid. While there, I was able to visit two incredible art museums;  Museo Nacional Del Prado and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía.
The Prado contains genius artists such as Goya, Velazquez, Caravaggio, etc. and includes art from the 12th – 19th Century. The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, however, contains modern art. Its most well-known piece is Picasso’s Guernica, but it is also filled with a ton of other great pieces. Here are a couple that I really loved.

Mimmo Rotella

Come un poema-suono

This piece was created by stapling ripped up posters onto canvas. The way the artist layered these pieces on top of each other reminded me of how I layer different colors with my acrylics. I love being able to see “earlier” paper layers peak through the sides of the top layers.


François Dufrêne

Ma palissade
This piece was created similarly. It is also four different vertical pieces joined together to create a canvas.

Esteban Vicente 

N.º 3
I was nearly in tears when I saw this piece. Before this, I had not been familiar with this piece or artist, so it was not as if anyone had told me how fantastic of a piece this is…it just struck me on sight.

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