Paintings to treasure

LondonSpanish was delighted to accept an invitation from the Royal Academy of Arts  to view its exhibition Treasures From Budapest the other week, before we escaped the city for a long-overdue break.

And what’s the Spanish connection to Budapest, you may ask. Well, this superbly curated exhibition includes works by Spanish artists including Goya and Picasso that we would never normally get to see here in London – or even in Spain.

Indeed, many of the 200 or so works on show have never before been exhibited in Britain. Drawn from the Museum of Fine Arts in Hungary’s capital, with additional works from the Hungarian National Gallery, the exhibition reads like a Who’s Who of the greatest artists in European history – da Vinci, El Greco, Rubens, Manet, Monet and Gauguin to name but a few.

Organised chronologically, the exhibition serves as a kind of condensed history of European  art, from the early days of the Renaissance right up to the 20th century.

Naturally, there is a huge variety of artistic styles on display, and some of the works are simply stunning, making the show well worth an hour or two of anybody’s time.

Treasures from Budapest continues every day until Sunday December 12 in the Main Galleries at the Royal Academy of Arts in Piccadilly, with discounted entry for students, pensioners and children. For further information go to


October 18, 2010 - Posted by | Art

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