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Spanish master Bartolomé Bermejo arrives in Barcelona

Some 21 works by 15th century painter go on display at MNAC in collaboration with Madrid's Prado gallery

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15 February 2019 08:09 PM

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ACN | Barcelona

Some 21 oil paintings by the 15th century master painter, Bartolomé Bermejo, go on display in the National Art Museum of Catalonia (MNAC) from February 15, as part of a collaboration with Madrid's Prado gallery.

The exhibition, which received 120,000 visitors during its time in the Prado, is curated by the professor of Art History at Girona University, Joan Molina, who says Bermejo's religious images "shock the eye" of the viewer.

The exhibition jointly organized by the MNAC and the Prado, with the collaboration of the Banc Sabadell Foundation, can be visited until May 19. The selection of works on display in ‘Bartolomé Bermejo’ covers almost the Gothic painter's entire output.

Among the 21 paintings in the exhibition are such famous works as 'Saint Michael Triumphs over the Devil' and 'Pietà,' which was recently restored and which rarely leaves its home in Barcelona Cathedral.

While some works have been supplied by MNAC and Prado, others come from different galleries and collections, such as Seville's Museo de Bellas Artes, the San Diego Museum of Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, the British Museum and the ‘Petit Palais’ in Paris.

Once the exhibition comes to an end in May, many of the works will travel to the National Gallery in London, where they will be on display from June, under the title, ‘Bartolomé Bermejo, Master of the Spanish Renaissance.’

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  • Painting by Bartolomé Bermejo on display in MNAC (by Pau Cortina)

  • Painting by Bartolomé Bermejo on display in MNAC (by Pau Cortina)