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The Essence of a Painting. An Olfactory Exhibition

Exhibition: 4 April - 3 July 2022

The exhibition focuses on the painting by Jan Brueghel and Rubens The Sense of Smell, which is part of the Prado´s famous series of the five senses. The curators are Alejandro Vergara, Senior Curator of Flemish and Northern European Paintings at the Prado and CODART member, and Gregorio Sola, senior perfumer of the fashion and fragrance company Puig. In this show, the public will smell ten scents created by Mr. Sola that relate to objects in the painting, including a civet, perfumed gloves, and different plants and flowers.

Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) and Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568-1625), The Sense of Smell, 1617-18
Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid