Museo del Prado, Madrid

Museo Nacional del Prado | Calle Ruiz de Alarcón 23
28014 Madrid

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The Museo del Prado and Fundación BBVA are marking the 5thcentenary of the death of Jheronimus Bosch with the first monographic exhibition to be devoted to the artist in Spain, the most complete and the one of the highest quality organised to date. In addition to the Prado’s own holdings of the artist’s work, which are the largest and best in the world, including works such as the triptychs of The Garden of Earthly Delights, The Haywain and The Adoration of the Magi, the exhibition will feature loans such as The Saint Anthony Triptych from the Museo Nacional de Arte Antigua in Lisbon, Christ carrying the Cross from Patrimonio Nacional, The Crowning with Thorns from the National Gallery in London, and the drawing of the Man-Tree from the Albertina in Vienna, which is one of the artist’s great masterpieces.

With an installation as striking and exceptional as the exhibition itself, Bosch. The 5th Centenary Exhibition brings together more than 50 works, including 21 original paintings and 8 original drawings by Bosch, constituting more than 75% of his surviving output. It also includes prints, reliefs, miniatures and paintings by other artists, which explain the context in which Bosch created his oeuvre.

The Museo del Prado has organised an extensive and varied programme of activities in order to complement, explain and disseminate this unique exhibition. They include a documentary directed by José Luis López-Linares and the publication of a comic by the cartoonist Max. To complete the programme, the 5th Prado Fellowship, held this year by Reindert Falkenburg, will be devoted to Bosch and his renowned follower, Pieter Bruegel the Elder.

Curator: Pilar Silva, Head of the Department of Spanish Painting until 1500 and Flemish and Northern School Paintings