Carlos de Amberes Museum dedicated to Flemish and Dutch Old Masters.

It´s always a great new that Madrid re-open a Museum this week, the Museo Carlos de Amberes is located in a former church in the well-heeled area of Barrio de Salamanca and dedicated to Dutch and Flemish Old Masters. The museum heralds a new era for the Fundación Carlos de Amberes, which started as a charity back in 1594, when Philip II of Spain was also Lord of the Seventeen Provinces of the Netherlands. By 1987, it had shifted its focus towards artistic and educational philanthropic activities, and, since 1992, it has run an active program of temporary exhibitions, lectures,

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An imaginary conversation between Burke and Kant

A strange and silent piece of work that stands in its original format; lengthy and narrow, illuminated against the light of the windows. This mirrored room should be exposed. I know the Baroque work of Rubens that precedes this one. Mercurio has the sword lifted, ready to kill Argos – it is an energetic and essentially baroque scene. In this case, Mercurio is stealthily advancing in an attempt not to awake Argos, who having heard music has fallen into a deep sleep. What a beautiful scene! There is a striking balance, difficult to replicate. Fascinating, without a doubt. I do

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