Fashion in Art, Cristóbal Balenciaga

The Five Senses: An Art Tour*

ADAM & EVE

BY RUBENS, PRADO MUSEUM

Visual art is not only for the eyes, and neither is this virtual tour. Veteran Madrid-based art historian, Teresa de la Vega, guides you through some of the finest pieces in the city’s grand museum collections with an equal focus on the other senses. You will see, hear, and feel how great painters and sculptors can bring out the textures of skin and cloth, the invisible effects of music, and even the flavour of the food on banquet tables in historical scenes from centuries ago. Masterpieces by Bosch, Rubens, Rembrandt and Goya are just some of the works you will discover on this adapted tour.

*** In 2019, Teresa de la Vega’s extraordinary self-designed tour, Madrid With The Five Senses, was awarded the coveted first prize for “Madrid’s Best Guided Visit” ***

A bit more on this tour…

To enhance the experience, and take full advantage of the digital medium, the tour also floats over the rooftops and perfumed botanic gardens of Madrid, and diverts into the centuries-old tapestry factory where you can almost touch the woven fabric that so many Spanish artists have worked into their own creativity. En route, you’ll also enjoy Teresa’s carefully selected soundtrack, from the concert of Aranjuez to a piece by Boccherini, and taste a good wine or two that pair perfectly with the imagery. Recent months have closed us off from the sensations that make life worth living, but as Teresa says, “great art is like an open window to the variety and beauty of the world”, and on this occasion your browser window can work the same way…

A word on your guide, Teresa de la Vega…

On her guided tours of Madrid’s great art museums, Teresa de la Vega can tell you everything you need to know about the masterpieces and the lesser-known gems in each collection. More importantly, perhaps, she can communicate her passion for those works in such a way that you find yourself sharing that enthusiasm. “Terete” is one of those rare art historians who can take you beyond the mere facts of a painting – the life of the artist, their social context, their materials and methods – and help you actually see and feel it to its full effect.

A graduate in American Anthropology, Ancient History and Art History from Madrid Complutense University, Teresa has spent her whole professional life in service of tourism and the promotion of culture. She is a certified guide to the art institutions of Madrid, from the Prado, to the Thyssen-Bornemisza to the Reina Sofia museums and beyond. Teresa has worked with a range of organisations and even guided the guides with courses on Floral Painting, Colour, Beauty and the Body, and The Correspondence between Painting and other Arts.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Textures, music, & flavoUr

Textures of skin and cloth, the invisible effects of music, and even the flavour of the food on banquet tables in historical scenes from centuries ago.

 

View Masterpieces

Masterpieces by Bosch, Rubens, Rembrandt and Goya are just some of the works you will discover on this adapted tour.

Art historian & GUIDE

Private tour with one of Madrid’s most knowledgeable art historians & guides.

DETAILS & BOOKING

Start time: To be arranged with you!

Duration: 1 hour

What’s included:  Class lead by Teresa, class on Zoom

Price: Your own private session is US$ 250 / £ 195 / 215 € / AU$ 352  – from 1 to 10 people.

♥ We will email you with ideas for aperitifs and wines to help fulfil the “taste” sense.

♥ This class is held on Zoom. If you aren’t familiar with the platform, we would be delighted to send you information on how to get started and linked up!

♥ When you visit us in the future, Teresa can take you to physically visit these pieces!

RESERVATION must be made up to 1 week before.

***Please sign in to the class 10 minutes before start time

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