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The Prado Museum, Madrid

A vitalist like Ernest Hemingway stayed away from museums. He liked to meet the living, not the dead; he avoided the catalogued and the stuffed. In the final chapter of Death in the Afternoon he describes the Prado from the … Continue reading

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