6 June-3 Sept 2006. An exhibition of over 100 masterpieces by the most important Spanish artist of the 20th century are on show at the Museo del Prado and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofa. Celebrating the 125th anniversary of Pablo Picassos birth and the 25th anniversary of the return to Spain of his anti-war masterpiece Guernica, the exhibition features a number of works on loan from international institutions including La Vie (1903) from the Cleveland Museum of Art, Boy with Horse (1906) from MOMA in New York, The Aficionado (1912) from the Kunstmuseum in Basel, Three Musicians (1921) from the Philadelphia Museum of Art and LAubade (1942) from the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. Spanning all the key periods of the Spanish artists career, this unique exhibition juxtaposes Picassos paintings, sculptures and drawings with those of other great masters who inspired him throughout his life. Picassos works are hung alongside masterpieces by Goya, Zurbarn, Velzquez, Manet, El Greco, Ribera, Rubens, Titian and Poussin. A catalogue accompanies the exhibition costing 30 paperback, 48 hardback. Admission via pre-booked ticket 9, combined Prado/Reina Sofia 16. No concessions. Under-6s free. Tues-Sun 09.00-20.00.
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Picasso. Tradition and avant-garde.
The Museo del Prado is on the Paseo del Prado, 28014 Madrid. By metro to Banco de Espaa & Atocha. By bus lines 9, 10, 14, 19, 27, 34, 37 & 45. By rail to Atocha Station. Tel. +34 91 3302800 firstname.lastname@example.org