Reina Sofia and the Prado

leandra

We couldn’t pass up a chance to visit to visit two of the top museums in Europe on our trip to Madrid, so we hit the Reina Sofia on Saturday afternoon (free after 2:30pm!) and the Prado on Sunday afternoon. We both ultimately preferred the modern art museum due to our love of Dali and the large collection of his was a pleasant surprise. While Picasso’s Guernica was suitably large and emotional, the crowds and ropes made it hard to enjoy fully. The Erro work below was one of my favorites.

Erro
Gudmundsson Erro, The Victors of Leningrad Supported by the Colour-Blind Monster Matisse

Erro (selection)
Gudmundsson Erro, detail

Dali
Salvador Dali, Cenicitas (Little Ashes)

Three Graces
Peter Paul Rubens, Three Graces

I could have sat in front of this painting all day. The whole hall was filled with works illustrating mythology and Gods, very intriguing.  Both museums were absolutely worth the price of admission.