Picasso in the Prado

July 22 2021

Image of Picasso in the Prado

Picture: elpais.com

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

I've spotted this rather interesting article (via. @Boro_RR on Twitter) concerning the historic and continuing controversy surrounding the inclusion of a portrait by Picasso into the collection of the Prado Museum in Madrid. After a donation made in 2004, the hang raised a great commotion due to the fact the museum's rules said that no post-1881 works could enter the collection of the museum. The rules were bent somewhat and the painting was hung alongside works by the likes of Velázquez and El Greco (pictured). The museum's current director Miguel Falomir has continued to support the painting's inclusion in the museum's collection.

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