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Exhibition of the Masaveu Collection in CentroCentro de Cibeles

You can still visit one of the big ones until May 25 cultural attractions during the last months in Madrid, which comes from the Christmas season: the exhibition of the Masaveu Collection in Cibeles Center.

Under the motto From Romanesque to Enlightenment, Image and Matter, during your visit you will see a total of 63 works made by, from anonymous medieval masters, to famous artists, among which are Zurbarán, Alonso Cano, Murillo, Bank or El Greco.

This exhibition is part of the series Patronage at the service of Art, which premiered during Christmas 2012-2013 with the exposition The Legacy of the House of Alba.


Exhibition of the Masaveu Collection in CentroCentro de Cibeles

The Masaveu collection it is the result of patronage work since the second half of the 19th century of Pedro Masaveu Rovira , and his successor, Elijah Masaveu.

The Catalan founder based in Asturias, founder of the Masaveu Bank, established the basis of what has become one of the most important private art collections in Spain, with more than 1,500 pieces ranging from Romanesque to contemporary art.

Currently, this collection is managed by the Maria Cristina Masaveu Peterson Foundation, established in 2006.

As a curiosity, it should be noted that during the process of preparing the exhibition the authorship of a sculpture by Pedro de Mena, previously attributed to Alonso Cano, and has also changed the attribution of some works, such as the monumental Liberation of St. Peter, before considered of Zubarán, and now attributed to Bartolomeo Cavarozzi.


Calvary in the exhibition of the Masaveu Collection

Most of the works that you will be able to see in Cibeles Center You have a theme of religious and spiritual inspiration.

The exhibition has a chronological route that begins with the Romanesque and Gothic arts, in which the use of wood and gold is predominant. Most of the medieval works presented correspond to the Gothic period, where polychrome sculptures such as The Calvary, of the thirteenth century, or the Seated virgin, from the 14th century.

The next area of ​​the exhibition is dedicated to the period between the Gothic and the Renaissance, with all the paintings made on wooden board ,. Highlights the triptych of Joos Van Cleve and the table of Mathis Gerung.

And, of course, a reduced version of Pillage what el Greco he painted for Toledo Cathedral.

Next comes a section with various canvases of great artists such asCavarozzi, Vicente Carducho, José de Ribera and Francisco de Zurbarán. It highlights a group of three paintings of Murillo and sculptures of Alonso Cano.

The exhibition ends with a space dedicated to Andalusian baroque painting, where pieces from Madrid's Spanish Bourbon collections in the 18th and 19th centuries are also presented.

Here you can check the exhibition schedules of the Masaveu Collection in Cibeles.

Photos exhibition Masaveu in Cibeles

And as a preview of your possible visit, here are more Photos from the Masaveu exhibition.























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