SPAIN SPLENDORS – FROM EL GRECO TO VELÁZQUEZ
Museu Nacional de Belas Artes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Produced by Instituto Inclusartiz/Fundação Arte Viva
11 July – 24 September 2000
Attendance: 400,000 visitors
Educational material for 120 schools and 70,000 participants of the educational programme
‘Spain Splendors – from El Greco to Velázquez’ exhibition was presented during the celebrations of the 500 years of Brazil’s discovery. The exhibition displayed Spain during the 17th and 18th centuries when Portugal and Spain were united under the same crown forming the Iberian Union when the Dutch took over Brazil. Bringing to Brazil for the first time 133 works of the collection of Prado Museum in Madrid, it allowed nearly 370,000 people to know the Spain of the ‘Golden Age’, which was marked by the artistic blooming.