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Goya + Rosario Weiss: All in the Family

The Milkmaid of Bordeaux, attributed to Francisco Goya

Born in Aragon, Spain in 1746, Francisco Jose de Goya de Lucientes is known as one of the last European classical painting and print masters and one of the first of the modern era.  Daring in his subject matter and bold with his brush strokes, his pieces have long provoked thought and controversy. It is no wonder that Madrid’s Museo ... Read More »

The Prado at 60 Mph, Alternate Carnivals, and Where to Drink at NYFW

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Porto da Pedra School of Samba is planning a tribute to fashion for this year’s Carnival in Rio with a collection of appropriately festive costumes. (JC Report)   Oh, and here are some alternative Carnival destinations in case you’ve already done everything (and everyone) in Rio. (Matador)   High speed arting! Get in and out of the Prado in less ... Read More »

Goya’s Great Mystery

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Painter Francisco Goya is Spain’s national treasure — in fact, even the nation’s version of the Oscars are named after him. For most of his life, the artist was a painter to the royal court, but in his old age, he left Spain, disillusioned with the political situation, and settled in France. It was there that he painted what some ... Read More »

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