Exhibition: The Spanish portrait in the Prado - Bilbao Fine Arts Museum


2007-03-05 • 2007-05-20

The Spanish portrait in the Prado

From El Greco to Goya

BBK Room

The Prado Museum possesses one of the most important collections devoted to the portrait genre and includes works by El Greco, Morales, Sánchez Coello, Pantoja de la Cruz, Carreño de Miranda, Velázquez, Murillo, Claudio Coello, Paret, Luca Giordano, Mengs and Goya, among many others. The sixty two paintings selected for the exhibition of thirty six artists from the 16th century to the 18th century show the development of the genre and its various typologies over three centuries.
Furthermore, this exhibition will be complemented with another, which will be held in the BBK Hall of Culture (c/Elcano, 20, Bilbao), entitled The Spanish portrait in the Prado. From Goya to Sorolla, devoted to the evolution of the genre during the 19th century.