Juliet Wilson-Bareau Comments on Goya Self Portrait in Prado Reply

Juliet Wilson-BareauYouTube.com–London-based art historian and curator, Juliet Wilson-Bareau finds important qualities and insights in a small self portrait by Goya in the current exhibit in the Prado Museum, “La belleza encerrada. De Fra Angelico a Fortuny”, “Beauty Enclosed. From Fra Angelico to Fortuny”  in the Prado from May 21-November 10, 2013. The painting is “Autorretrato” (1796 – 1797),” “Self Portrait” de Francisco de Goya y Lucientes. According to Wilson-Bareau the painting was done during a visit to the Duchess of Alba on her estates in San Lucar de Barrameda in Andalucía, and he gave it to her as a gift. At that same time he might have been preparing the preliminary drawings for his first series of prints, “Los Caprichos.”

Video courtesy of the Prado Museum


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