2015-02-Goya-TapestryCartoons
Goya in Madrid. The Tapestry Cartoons 1775-1794
Prado Museum, Madrid
28 November 2014 – 3 May 2015

Curators: Manuela Mena, Head Curator of the Goya and 18th Century Art Department, and Gudrun Maurer, Curator of the Goya and 18th Century Painting Department at the Museo del Prado

The exhibition of over 140 works proposes a new approach to Goya’s tapestry cartoons by treating them as illustrating the artist’s thought processes and development at the beginning of his career. Cartoons are shown alongside the tapestries for which they were made in the Escorial and Pardo palaces. They are compared  with the work of contemporaneous and historic artists to illustrate Goya’s sources and inspiration.

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