Monday, 26 March 2012

Diego in Puerto Rico

Is this the silliest hairdo of all time? The graphic is a detail from a Portrait of Queen Mariana of Austria (1653) by Diego Velázquez, who was more interested in recording her gown for posterity than her petulant face. Believe it or not, she's the poster girl for El Greco to Goya: Masterpieces from the Prado Museum, which opened in Puerto Rico's Museo de Arte de Ponce yesterday, the show's only US venue (title link). CLICK to see the complete painting.


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