The exhibition seriess about the importance of patronage and private collections for the conservation of art, which last year started the exhibition center CenterCenter of the Cibeles Palace, now has continuity with the new exposition Masaveu Collection, from Romanesque to Enlightenment.
The Serie Patronage at the service of Art it started with the exposition The Legacy of the House of Alba, which you could visit during Christmas last year and until May of this year 2013.
Now from November 29, and until May 25, 2014, the prominence acquires this new exhibition dedicated to the private collection of the family saga of Pedro Masaveu Rovira, a Catalan based in Oviedo, who during the second half of the 19th century founded the Masaveu Bank and an industrial conglomerate from the first cement factory that was created in Spain.
Also, in the middle of that century, his successor, Elijah Masaveu opens the first art gallery of Asturias.
The exhibition shows up to 64 pieces, between paintings and sculptures, of which it is one of the most important private collections in Spain.
It is a very heterogeneous exhibition, with high quality works, many of which have not been seen for decades. Thus, they are exhibited from anonymous works of medieval times, to works by artists recognized as Murillo, Zurbarán, Alonso Cano, The Bosco or El Greco.
In the exhibition there is also a specific section dedicated to Flemish and Italian paintings, with most of the works exhibited being religious and spiritual.
The Visiting hours of the exhibition of the Masaveu collection in Cibeles (from November 29) are, from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 to 20 hours. It is closed every Monday and at Christmas time, on December 24, 25 and 31, on January 1 and 6, and later, on May 1.<>