January 25, 2013
Today was bucket list day in Madrid. We spent much of the day at the great Museo National Del Prado where we viewed masterpieces by Goya, El Greco, Velasquez, Titian and on and on. My head is spinning with intriguing information. For instance, in Tintoretto’s Christ Washing the Disciple’s Feet, the perspective changes as you walk from side to side while viewing the painting. I marvel at such mastery of art. Most of Goya’s dark period paintings are at the Prado, a time when his anger at the King caused some mental instability and his paintings turned dark and morbid. It is so fascinating to view the politics of the day through the eyes of the painter.
Kathy and I love museums. This was a great day in one of the world’s finest.