Presented by BBVA Compass this impressive exhibition is organized by Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, in association with the Museum of fine arts, Houston.
The MFAH presents more than 100 masterworks from one of the world’s most renowned collections of European painting. Portrait of Spain: Masterpieces from Museo del Prado comes to Houston on exclusive U.S. loan as part of a new initiative. This exhibition will take place until March 31st 2013.
The exhibition named: Portraits of Spain, tells the story of the evolution of painting in Spain from the 16th through 19th centuries and explores how artists reflected the sweeping changes in society, culture, politics, and religion that contributed to the development of a modern Spanish identity. Masterpieces by the leading painters of the day from each of the fourcenturies are included, with works by Francisco de Goya, El Greco, BartoloméEsteban Murillo, and Diego Velázquez
Painting below by Alonso Sanchez Coello at "Portraits of Spain"