Artistic Easter in Madrid
For our art and photography pupils, the Easter holidays were spent absorbing the sights and sounds of Madrid.
Over their four-day visit, the group visited three key museums known as the Golden Triangle. These comprise of the Prado Museum – housing pre-20th century art; the Reina Sofia Museum –featuring 20th century modern art; and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, which is home to a grand collection of historical and contemporary artwork. The pupils spent a number of hours admiring the work on display, including pieces from Velazquez and Goya, as well as Picasso’s famous oil panting Guernica.
Another highlight of the trip was a visit to the Museo La Neomudejar. Located next to the Atocha Train Station, the gallery has a collection of contemporary artwork displayed against the backdrop of the railway’s engineering warehouse. With consistently nice weather, the pupils were able to draw and photography outside in the breath-taking plazas and surrounding parks, soaking up the Spanish atmosphere as well as sampling some delicious tapas.
Commenting on the trip, Head of Art, Clare Schmidt said: “This trip to Madrid was a fantastic opportunity for the pupils to discover the importance of seeing art in the flesh rather than reproductions on the internet. The interesting discussions that we had in the galleries will certainly have developed the pupils understanding of the different contexts in which art is created. They always return from trips like this, buzzing with inspiration!”
Published on: Friday, April 26, 2019