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Turismo Madrid. Una colección redescubierta. Tablas flamencas del Museo Lázaro Galdiano

Until 28 January, we can enjoy this unique exhibition, which covers the painting of the Flemish Panels of the 15th and 16th centuries, the result of research and restoration work, which allows us to see the complete collection for the first time since it was brought together by José Lazaro Galdiano and his wife Paula Florido at the beginning of the last century.

The quality of the exhibition is unquestionable, as it brings together a series of flamenco panels that is unprecedented in the world of Spanish collectors. These are 73 exceptional works, very varied and now rediscovered, thanks to the research that has lasted more than three years, in which the experts have not only had to restore them, but have also carried out a complete and in-depth historiographical and technical study, which has allowed us to attribute a significant number of works. The results of the works can be found in the catalogue of the exhibition, which brings together the cataloguing of each work, the technical studies carried out, infrared and x-rays, together with the texts of the researchers. It also incorporates the botanical work of the analysis of plants and uses of nature, which is represented in Flemish creations.

The collection is divided into four parts covering the history of Flemish art from the 15th and 16th centuries, in the different art schools, ´s-Hertogenbosch, Brussels, Bruges and Antwerp. Highlights the work of Bosch, "Saint John the Baptist in Meditation"; "The Descent", by Quentin Meysys; "The Virgin with the Child", by Gerard David; "The Adoration of the Magi", by Jan Van Dornicke or "The Landscape with the pilgrims to Emmaus", by Lucas Gassel.

Although the works were in Jose Lazaro Galdiano's possession from the beginning of the previous century, in this exhibition, almost two-thirds are exhibited for the first time. The heritage legacy of staging these works is unprecedented in the history of Spanish collectors.

The work on display has been carried out with the collaboration of different entities and organizations, of course the Lázaro Galdiano Museum, with the curator of the exhibition Amparo López at the head, the Prado Museum with its restoration team, the Institute of Cultural Heritage of Spain, in carrying out chemical studies and documentation work and the Free University of Brussels, with Professor Didier Martens, expert in the field and also curator of the exhibition.

Where? In the Lázaro Galdiano Museum, 122 Serrano Street, from Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 4:30pm, and on Sundays until 3pm, on Mondays it is closed. The price of the museum ticket that includes the visit is 6€.

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