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The Prado Museum Access Google Art Project from this post, or from the new widjet at euzicasa


The Prado Museum

The Museo del Prado is Spain’s national art museum. Founded in Madrid in 1818 by Ferdinand VII, it features one of the world’s finest collections of European art, much of which came from the royal holdings of the Habsburg and Bourbon monarchs in Spain. In 1872, the Prado acquired

The Prado Museum

many notable works formerly owned by Spanish convents and monasteries. It owns outstanding pieces by El Greco, Diego Velázquez, and Francisco de Goya. What is considered its most famous work on display? More… Discuss

Google Cultural Institute_ Virtual Art Museums tours

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Today’s Birthday: Francisco Goya (1746)


Today’s Birthday

 

Francisco Goya (1746)

Goya was a Spanish painter and printmaker whose work profoundly influenced 19th-century European art. He started out designing tapestries for the royal manufactory of Santa Bárbara and was appointed painter to Charles III in 1786. By 1799—under the patronage of Charles IV—he had become Spain’s most successful and fashionable artist. Goya’s works address all aspects of Spanish life, including the political and social turmoil of his day. Why did his art come under the scrutiny of the Inquisition? More… Discuss