La Reina Sofia, Madrid’s Premiere Modern Art Museum

11:30 am, October 1, 2014.

After a classic late night evening in Madrid, we slept in until 11:30 in the morning.

The first thing we did was head off to the Reina Sofia, the premiere modern art museum in Madrid, which Al refers to as “that place you dragged me to”.
The Reina Sofia Modern Art Museum in MadridAl wasn’t all that impressed with the ‘modernness’ of the modern art, complaining that “everything in it has got to be at least a hundred years old”.
Reina Sofia TicketsI was in my element, seeing the work of so many modern masters in person! Picasso showed up all over the museum, in the form of sculptures, drawings and paintings. This painting, called ‘Dead Birds’, shows Picasso’s foray into ‘Cubism’.
Madrid's Reina Sofia Modern Art Museum: a Painting by Picasso Called 'Dead Birds' Juan Gris, another Spanish artist, showed up along with work by the Spanish artists Salvador Dali and Miro.
Madrid's Reina Sofia Modern Art Museum: A Painting by DaliModern artists of other countries were also well-represented. When we were there the biggest temporary exhibition was of the works of Richard Hamilton, a British artist in the forefront of the 50s pop art movement.
Reina Sofia Art by Richard HamiltonThe graphic art section showed many works from a Spanish perspective.
A war poster at the Reina Sofia Modern Art museum in Madrid The museum itself was interesting from an architectural point of view. A hospital in the 1700s, it had been renovated with a modern glass elevator running down the front and some unique architectural additions to the rear.Madrid's Reina Sofia Modern Art Museum Exterior SignageI found it such a wonderful combination of old and new; something that is not often done that well.
Architecture of La Reina Sophia

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