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Mythological Passions: Virtual Tour

21 Apr - 4 Jul


Online Event



The exhibition Mythological Passions, which will be on display in Room C of the Jerónimos Building of the Museo Nacional del Prado from 2 March to 4 July with the sole sponsorship of Fundación BBVA, offers a unique opportunity to see one of the greatest groups of mythological paintings created in Europe in the 16th and 17th century.

Mythological Passions offers an unrepeatable survey of mythological love through the work of the greatest representatives of European painting. In Greek and Roman mythology love, desire and beauty are closely interconnected and rule the lives of the gods and men. The texts that refer to those themes, including Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey, Ovid’s Metamorphoses and Virgil’s Aeneid, were highly esteemed by Renaissance and Baroque artists who aimed to represent them with profound feeling. The works in the exhibition represent the culmination of a way of understanding painting, making them the object of veneration for centuries.

Now you can explore the rooms of the exhibition Mythological Passions with the maximum image quality. This Virtual Visit also offers a short Guided Tour led by Alejandro Vergara, one of the exhibition’s curators.

Seven paintings in the exhibition can be viewed at the maximum level of zoom, offering millimetric detail that exceeds what can be seen with the human eye. These works are Venus and a Musician and Danaë and the Shower of Gold by Titian; The Garden of LoveDiana and Callisto and The Three Graces by Rubens; Venus and Adonis by Veronese; and The Spinners by Velázquez, which are in addition complemented by brief commentaries specially prepared by experts at the museum for this virtual visit explaining their symbolism, technique or the characters depicted.

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21 Apr
4 Jul
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