Museo de la Reina Sofia

Hola Todos,

On Monday, the group had another Madrid excursion to the Museo de la Reina Sofia. This is another art museum in town. There are three main ones, the Prado, the Thyssen-Bornemisza, and the Reina Sofia, and I have now seen all of them.

The Reina Sofia was very pretty and much more modern than the other two. It housed lots of Picasso and Dalí paintings. There were of course more, but those are the two names that I recognized. One of the most famous of those is the Picasso painting Guernica. Of course, though, we were allowed to take pictures throughout the museum except for the rooms with Picasso’s works.

They also had an entire room filled of sketches that he had done in order to practice for the actual painting of Guernica. There also were quite a few paintings by Dalí. They didn’t have the one with all the melting clocks, The Persistence of Memory. I believe that one is somewhere is the US. Overall, pretty cool to see, but I struggled with it only being day two of my cold.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hasta Luego!

5 Replies to “Museo de la Reina Sofia”

  1. Holy crap, did you know Picasso’s full name is:

    Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso?

    1. lol. No, I did not. I’ve heard the first part: Pablo Diego José Francisco, but not the rest of it. Phew, wouldn’t want to sign his full name to anything.

  2. Howdy partner, ha! ha! didnt want you to forget your red neck roots,sounds like all is well in Madrid Have we road any bulls yet or maybe ran with them? Just touching base, See ya soon, O by the way a picasso painting would make a nice souveneir for your father in law Troy

    1. Howdy Poppa-in-law,
      Hope all is going well in Indiana. I definitely have not forgotten about it. We had a 4th of July party here, and it really made me miss Indiana and all you guys. Those hick roots are still there…don’t think it will be possible to get rid of them. haha. I have not done anything with bulls here. I’m pretty sure there’s going to be a running of the bulls event, but it’s happening right after we leave…like I would actually run but definitely would have watched the crazies. I’ll see what I can do about getting a Picasso painting out of one of the museums. 😉 I do have some gifts, though, that I’m pretty excited to give you guys! See you guys soon!

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