Drawn from the Spanish royal collections, Madrid's Museo Nacional del Prado has a significant collection of sensual paintings by world-class artists. Included here are Titian's Reclining Venus with Cupid and a Musician, probably painted for Charles V, and several of Peter Paul Rubens's considerable number of commissions for the Spanish court. This superb selection of 28 paintings also includes exquisite portraits by Jan Breughel, Guercino, and Diego Velázquez. In the essays, Javier Port?s comments on the Spanish royal taste in collecting, and Jill Burke offers insight on understanding the nude in Renaissance and Baroque painting.
Splendor Myth And Vision: Nudes from the Prado
Author: Thomas J. Loughman.