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A new baroque painting room in the Museum of Fine Arts in Valencia

Valencia / The Museum of Fine Arts of Valencia has presented its new baroque room with ten works belonging to the museum’s collection, among others by Vicente Guilló, Miguel March and Juan Conchillos, ranging from the influence of the flamenco school, to the tenebrism of Caravaggio , to the color palettes used by Rubens.

The room, created to be part of the permanent exhibition and used on previous occasions for temporary exhibition works, supposes to fulfill one of the main objectives of the museum, which is the recovery of its own pieces for its exhibition, in addition to performing a function of continuation on the tour of the Valencian museum, as this place will show an evolution through the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque rooms that were already part of the permanent exhibition.

The director of the Museum of Fine Arts of Valencia, Pablo González Tornel, has commented that nine of the ten works in the room were guarded and not exhibited, and has highlighted the optimal conservation of the canvases, a fact that has allowed them to be presented without the realization restoration work, in addition to celebrating the inauguration of this space that has allowed the museum’s own offer to be expanded.

Convergence of styles in the works on display

Among the works on display, those in charge of the room have highlighted that the visitor will find a convergence of styles, ranging from the influence of the Flemish school, with special emphasis on the tenebrism of Caravaggio, to the color palettes used by Rubens, and they have explained the use of the room, which will help the permanent exhibition thanks to the reflective function that will show the different baroque trends that remained in the Valencian baroque.

To contextualize the visitor, the museum has provided some texts following some works that explain the most important features, characteristics of the work or information related to the style used by the author and particularities of the Spanish and Valencian Baroque.

Among the works presented are the “Niño Jesús de Pasión”, by Vicente Guilló, which shows an iconography created after the Council of Trent with a twilight background similar to those used by Van Dyck; “San Martín breaking the glass with the poor man” or “San Onofre” by Miguel March, in which he shows a style similar to Ribera; or the “Portrait of a Girl”, by Juan Conchillos, a female portrait of a courtly character.

For González, “the task of the museum is to properly safeguard and transmit the public collection”, and it has celebrated the heritage that the Museum of Fine Arts possesses, in addition to describing the room as being “modest but ambitious”, and has explained that in a short space of time, the museum organization has managed to present “an attractive museography” of a choral nature,

The museum’s wish is for the room to remain, “at least”, until 2022 open to the public. (January 18, 2021, EFE / PracticaEspañol)

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el Museo de Bellas Artes está estudiando la posibilidad de crear una nueva sala para exponer más cuadros.
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se habilitará muy pronto una nueva sala para el Museo de Bellas Artes de Valencia.
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ya se ha habilitado una nueva sala del Museo de Bellas Artes de Valencia.
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se utiliza esa nueva sala para exponer más obras que pertenecen a la colección del museo.
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todas las obras expuestas en esa nueva sala son de Caravaggio y Rubens.
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esa sala solo se utilizará para exponer temporalmente cuadros procedentes de las colecciones de otros museos.
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no todas tienen el mismo estilo pictórico.
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todas ellas se ha expuesto frecuentemente en ese museo.
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se tienen que restaurar por no estar en buen estado de conservación.
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ninguna de las obras expuestas en esa nueva sala es de carácter religioso.
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algunas de las pinturas expuestas muestran influencias del arte flamenco de la época.
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esa sala podrá visitarse a partir del año que viene.
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En el vídeo se dice que...
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José de Ribera desarrolló su carrera artística en Italia.
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todas las obras expuestas son de carácter mitológico.
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lo violento y lo bello no están presentes en ninguna obra de José de Ribera.
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no aparece ningún edificio en ninguno de esos cuadros.
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en todas las obras aparece un hombre con un sombrero negro.
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hay zonas más iluminadas que otras en algunos de esos cuadros.
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"por medio de".
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"avanzar".
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quieres resaltar algo.
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una corriente pictórica.
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un lugar que está totalmente iluminado.
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una sala en la que no hay mucha luz.
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