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Prado Museum recreates scents of Brueghel painting for new exhibition

Category: Exhibitions

A curator at the Prado Museum in Madrid has collaborated with a perfumer to create a scent accompaniment for a painting on display called “The Sense of Smell” by Jan Brueghel the Elder and Peter Paul Rubens. Drawing on some of the plants and flowers portrayed in the painting, the scents will be diffused in the gallery via a technology developed by perfume company Puig.

The Prado Museum in Madrid has recreated the fragrances of some of the items seen in 'The Sense of Smell', a painting by Jan Brueghel the Elder and Peter Paul Rubens 'The Sense of Smell' by Brueghel and his friend Rubens is the focus of the Prado Museum's new sensory exhibition , titled 'The Essence of Painting.

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