El Greco, Velázquez, Goya

Five Centuries of Spanish Masterpieces

28 January 2006 - 28 February 2006

A grand-scale exhibition launches the start of the festive year organised in honour of the centenary of the Museum of Fine Arts. The exhibition provides a representative selection of the most significant Spanish painting of German, Austrian, Spanish and Hungarian collections. The more than 100 paintings arriving to Budapest after Hamburg and Dresden, enriched with the masterpieces of the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna and the Prado, Madrid, have never before been seen together. The large-scale presentation spanning from the 1400's all the way up until the early 19th century acquaints the viewer with five centuries of Spanish painting.
The early panel paintings opening the show are followed by works of the most renowned masters of the 16th century, among them the masterpieces of Morales and El Greco. Alongside the world-famous canvases of the painters of the Golden Age of the 17th century, Velázquez, Zurbarán and Murillo, a number of lesser known paintings of Ribera are also given place. Finally, following the 18th century still lifes, the works of Goya conclude the commanding series.

Curator of the exhibition: Éva Nyerges