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14th to 18th Century Religious Paintings on View at the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

MADRID.- Within its Permanent Collection of Old Master Paintings, the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza has a group of works depicting episodes from the life of Christ, from his childhood to the period after the Resurrection. Between 2 August and 4 September and in conjunction with the celebration of World Youth Day 2011, the Museum will be presenting the exhibition Encounters. It comprises a selection of nine of the above-mentioned paintings by 14th- to 18th-century artists including Albrecht Dürer, Duccio di Buoninsegna, Giovanni Paolo Panini, Aert de Gelder, Il Guercino and Matthias Stom. The exhibition will enable visitors to become familiar with the works of these celebrated artists of the northern schools (Dutch, Flemish and German) as well as those from southern Europe, in particular Italy, expressed in a range of styles that correspond to the particular schools with which these painters are associated.