Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid
Two other important painters not to miss are Miro and Dali. Miro is a surrealistic painter and his paintings from the twenties are inspired by catalan popular art. such elements are to be seen in his "portrait 2" Dali, also a catalan, is also surrealsit as influenced by Frued. Surrealism is the depiction of subconscience without censorship or interferrence of the rational nmind. In the Dali room you find the famous "girl at the window" and the "Landscape at Cadaquez"
Fondest memory: girl at the window. a realsitic portrait amongst Dali's surrealist art
In room 6 you find 50 years of Picasso. Picasso has experimented with several styles, such as realism, kubism, surrealism. the paintings that highlights his ouevre are the following. Woman in blue. its one of his earliests paintings (1901) it stemps from his so called blue period. funny detail: Picasso has abonded this painting because it only got a little bit of attention in a national price quest. Guernica on the other hand got lots of fame and became also a symbol of national importance as it depicts the painfull memmories of the civilian war. There are many symboles in the painting that are also to be seen in earlier paintings such as the minotauromaquia.
Fondest memory: woam in bleu
Where you can find works of Goya in the Prado, here you can find works that represent a new area in Spanish painting. Because after a period of creativity in the 18 th century spanish painting went into sleep. not before the beginning of the 20 th cenury it came alife again. Painters who represent this awakeing peiod are Zuloaga and Anglada-Camarasa. yet, more important is Solana (to be found in room 2) his favouite subject was the Fiestas and the people in his hometown Madrid. Influenced by Goya he painted Café de Pombo and the procession of death.
Fondest memory: Café de Pombo. a scenery of intellecuals in a former Madrid pub.
Situated in a former 18 th. century hospital the Centro de Arte Reina Sofia houses a collection of spanish modern art. the msot important art piece is Picasso's Guernica, but we can find aslo other important artists such as Dali, Ponce de Leon and Dali. The museum rooms are situated around a court. the permanent collection (20 th century) is situated at the 2 th and 4 th floor, the second floor has art from the firts half of the 20 th century and contains specail rooms for artisist like Dali, Miro and Picasso. The fourth floor contains artpieces of post war erea, mainly abstract art such as popart and minimal aert
Fondest memory: Picasso's Guernica. Its a protest against the civil war. it was exibited for a long time in New York, but got back to spain as democracy was restored.
If you wanna see south Madrid from the top, you can do that from the crystal walls elevator of the Reina Sofia Museum.
If you go on a weekday or saturday morning, you will have to buy the museum ticket to enter, but is free on saturday evenings and sundays, and is a nice view from 4th floor.
Favorite thing: If you like modern art, head for CENTRO DE ARTE REINA SOFIA! This is the museum of 20th century art & works by Picasso & Miro can also be found here, aside from their museums in Barcelona. Collection found in this art center includes Picasso's Woman in Blue which he disowned, Salvador Dali's Landsape at Cadaques & the famous Picasso's Guernica.