IE Humanities Month: Private visit to the Congress Art Collection, hosted by Vicente Moret, Lawyer for the General Court of Congress and IE Law School professor
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The building, Palacio de las Cortes, has a neoclassical style. It was designed by Narciso Pascual Colomer, and built between 1843 and 1850. It sits by the Carrera de San Jerónimo, in Madrid. The relief on the facade by sculptor Ponciano Ponzano centers on a sculpture of Spain embracing the constitutional state, represented by a woman with her arm around a young girl. Surrounding the pair are figures that represent in allegorical form Justice and Peace, Science, Agriculture, Fine Arts, Navigation, Industry, Commerce and so on. Ponzano also executed two bronze lions for the building's access stairway in a more realistic manner.
This unique visit offers the opportunity to discover its art collection, a hidden treasure that professor Vicente Moret will help us to unveiled. Paintings, sculpture, furniture, fabrics, and much more, that contain little pieces of Spain’s History.
Vicente Moret is a lawyer of the Congress, director of several areas, as Budgets, Hiring and Infraestructures. He collaborates also with the Commission of National Security of the Congress. Combines these roles with teaching at IE Law School, Administrative Law and Regulated Sectors.
Plaza de las Cortes, Lions gate