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Twitter campaign gets stored Prado painting on show
Culture Fri, Oct 4, 2019

Twitter campaign gets stored Prado painting on show

The Prado Museum has announced that 'El Cid', a spectacular oil on canvas by French artist Rosa Bonheur, which has been in storage at the museum for over 100 years, is now finally on show. The painting was a...

'Excellence Awards' for Plácido Domingo and Real Madrid basketball's Felipe Reyes
Culture Tue, Jul 16, 2019

'Excellence Awards' for Plácido Domingo and Real...

LEGENDARY tenor Plácido Domingo is one of 12 famous faces to win an 'Excellence in Spain' Award – at the same time as being named ambassador for the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). Captain of Real Madrid...

UK's Norman Foster to extend El Prado museum
Culture Thu, Jun 21, 2018

UK's Norman Foster to extend El Prado museum

BRITISH architect Norman Foster is behind plans to extend Madrid's iconic El Prado art museum, one of the capital's 'big three' along with the Reina Sofía and the Thyssen-Bornemizsa. Foster &...

'Political prisoners' exhibit pulled from ARCO Madrid art fair
Culture Thu, Feb 22, 2018

'Political prisoners' exhibit pulled from ARCO...

A PHOTOGRAPHIC exhibition titled 'Political Prisoners' at Madrid's ARCO art fair has been banned as 'too controversial'. Artist Santiago Sierra presented 24 photos with the faces pixelated, but...

Has Madrid's Plaza Mayor been 'grassed up'?
Culture Thu, Sep 28, 2017

Has Madrid's Plaza Mayor been 'grassed up'?

THE Spanish capital's main square right in the heart of the urban hub is celebrating its 400 anniversary this year – and thousands of internet surfers were stunned to see it had been turned into a giant grassy...

Banksy brings provocative street art to Madrid
Culture Mon, Feb 13, 2017

Banksy brings provocative street art to Madrid

ANONYMOUS London street artist Banksy's work will be on display in Madrid from Thursday, February 23 at the Urvanity art fair in the Neptuno Palace. The gritty and at times blackly-funny realism of the unknown...

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