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Exhibition: The Spirit of Painting. Cai Guo-Qiang at the Prado

Cai Guo-Qiang © Javier Molina

The multifaceted Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang (Quanzhou, 1957) has temporarily taken over the Salón de Reinos at the Prado to work on paintings which can be seen in the Jerónimos building.

The works will be inspired by the relationship between the old building of the Palacio del Buen Retiro and the master painters of the museum. The main piece in the exhibition will be “The Spirit of Painting” and will be about 20 metres wide. 
 
A declared admirer of El Greco, in 2009 Cai Guo-Qiang made a journey in his honour from Crete to Toledo. In his gunpowder explosions on canvas, the artist fusions his initial vocation for painting with a more recent focus on performance art, including authorship of the fireworks event in the opening of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

General information

Dates
Oct 25, 2017 to Mar 4, 2018
Theme
Contemporary art, Painting

Category
Exhibition



Location and contact

Venue
Prado Museum

Paseo del Prado, s/n
28014 Madrid
Madrid
Telephone  +34 913302800
E-mail  museo.nacional@museodelprado.es
Website  http://www.museodelprado.es

Contact details
Telephone  +34 913302800
E-mail  museo.nacional@museodelprado.es


Practical information

Timetables

Monday to Saturday

Does not close at midday

10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Public holidays

Does not close at midday

10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Rates

General: €15

Reduced: €7,5

Reservations
Telephone  +34 902107077
Website  https://www.entradasprado.com/pradov2/individual/principalR.aspx

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