The Young Ribera

It’s Thursday and we must think about the weekend. Madrid will be bright and sunny,so take time to walk and relax on the terraces.  In the evening  go touring inside the Prado Museum, it is free, it is cultural and cool. There is a new exhibition about “The Young Ribera”, showing  some thirty works. One of its aims is to explain the evolution of the José de Ribera’s style until he became one of the most original and powerful naturalistic painters after Caravaggio.
Another purpose of this exhibition is to show the activity of the Spanish artist during his stay in Rome and during the years following his establishment in Naples in 1616, a period poorly known until now.
When I leave the Prado in the evening I love the light reflected in the Jeronimos Church  and meet some friends in the Gin Room. Do you think it’s a perfect plan? I think so!

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