Raphael, “Virgin and Child with the Young Saint John the Baptist,” circa 1508, tempera and oil on panel, 28.5 x 21.5 cm. © Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest 2017

The Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest and the Hungarian National Gallery have graciously loaned a number of artworks for an exhibition you’ll be disappointed to miss. Details here.

Although it’s still pretty far away, Madrid is closer to the United States than Budapest. Opened on February 18 and on view through May 28, “From the Renaissance to the Avant-Garde” is a brilliant display of masterworks from the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest and the Hungarian National Gallery at Madrid’s Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza.

The exhibition presents about 90 masterworks, including rarely seen works by Albrecht Dürer, Raphael, Annibale Caracci, Leonardo da Vinci, Diego Velázquez, and Peter Paul Rubens.

To learn more, visit the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza.

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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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