|Spanish artist Goya painted the naked and the
clothed “Maja” around 1800. The model is
unknown, as women were so well clothed then
it’s hard to tell.
|This painting was seized during the Spanish
Inquisition, when it was rendered “obscene”,
and was nearly destroyed.
|Floors like glass reflect the paintings.|
|Although still a massive museum, the Prado
is about 1/3 the size of the Louvre in Paris.
|“Las Meninas” (1656 Velazquez) is the most
famous painting in the museum. It depicts
the Spanish royal family, with the young
Infanta Margarita surrounded by servants,
a dwarf and Velazquez himself, who is
calmly painting the scene from the left.
|Ruben’s “Three Graces” – the model
on the left was purported to be Ruben’s
16 year old wife. He was 60 at the time.