New Bosch Display at the Prado

November 2 2020

Image of New Bosch Display at the Prado

Picture: Prado

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The Prado in Madrid have recently opened a new display of their famous paintings by Hieronymus Bosch. New panel supports, lighting and displays have been introduced into Room 56a, improvements which were supported by the technology company Samsung.

Surprisingly, the room also now contains a Samsung TV screen (pictured on the left). Their website explains that the screen "shows an animated sequence of surprising details of the works on display, some shown up to 12 times their original size."

Artworks can be enjoyed in a whole variety of different ways. Personally speaking, I go to art galleries to escape screens. Such electronic displays are undoubtedly a wonderful way to blow up minute details. But will these electric light animations detract from the masterpiece hanging in such close proximity? Let's hope not.

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