Evil vanishes. Egusquiza and Wagner´s Parsifal

5 Novembre 2013 - 29 June 2014

The Museum is taking part in the celebrations to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of the composer Richard Wagner (1813-1883) with an exhibition devoted to works based on his last opera, Parsifal, executed by the Cantabrian painter Rogelio de Egusquiza (1845-1915), who was a fervent admirer of the Leipzig-born composer.

This group of paintings, drawings and prints, donated by the artist in 1902, is now on display at the Prado for the first time. It represents a unique and surprising evocation of the intense, heroic mysticism that characterises the Wagnerian universe and is also one of the most interesting examples of European Symbolism.