Madrid, the city that hosts ‘Guernica’ of Pablo Picasso is an amazing destination, especially if you love Art and Design. Today, Best Design Guides will provide you a Special Art and Design Guide to Madrid.
This Guide will include the most influential art galleries, the very best in local design and the classical styles aligned with the contemporary architectures that define the city, from across the five most central neighborhoods in Madrid: Huertas, Malasaña, La Latina, Chueca and Salamanca, each one with its own unique style and charm.
Museo Nacional de Arte Reina Sofía
The Reina Sofia National Museum and Art Centre is an impressive yet an austere structure with a well defined rotation between temporary exhibitions and the permanent modern art collection, which includes works by major Spanish artists such as Juan Gris, Joan Miró, Salvador Dalí and Pablo Picasso, including Picasso’s masterpiece, Guernica.
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Museo del Prado
El Museo del Prado opened in 1819, it is known as one of the world’s largest art galleries and it hosts temporary art exhibitions by prestigious artists or pieces from museums worldwide. The important masterpieces featured at Museu del Prado are Las Meninas by Velázquez and El tres de mayo de 1808 by Goya.
The Thyssen-Bornemisza museum counts with an impressive amount of private collections essentially of European art. Thyssen is the perfect place to immerse yourself in a breathtaking wideness of artistic styles. The museum features the important works of Rembrandt and Degas as well as Edward Hopper.
Mad is Mad Gallery
Opened since October 2005, Mad is Mad has featured more than 100 artists, from young talents such as Aitor Saraiba, Javier Lozano, Julio Falagan and others to renown spanish artists like José Manuel Ballester, Isabel Muñoz, Izaskun Chinchilla, Óscar Mariné, Waldo Balart, Luis Úrculo and César Fernández Arias.
Mad Mad is a new concept gallery. “A space for contemporary creation, characterized by the diversity of concepts and formats: imaginative, cosmopolitan, bright and a little crazy, as Madrid, as Mad.”
Gastón y Daniela Showrooms
The collections of Gastón y Daniela are spread all over Spain and they export to 40 countries. Their colections contain products for interior decoration and a wide variety of upholstery fabrics and sumptuous textiles and, more recently, they have presented an innovative collection of wallcoverings.
Galería Elba Benitez
Since its opening in 1990, the Galería Elba Benitez has covered the broad spectrum of support of contemporary artistic production including sculpture, painting, photography, video, site-specific installations, performance and collective actions. During these years, the gallery has endeavored to explore other channels of artistic expression formed by the interaction of art with other disciplines, such as architecture, cinema, tourism, urban development and the development of production projects for public spaces.
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