Thursday, October 13, 2016

Prado Museum Presents Different Depictions of the Immaculate Conception

Inmaculada Concepción. Francisco de Zurbarán (1598-1664). Óleo sobre lienzo, 101,2 x 77,3 cm h. 1635. Donación Plácido Arango Arias, 2015. / The Immaculate Conception. Francisco de Zurbarán (1598-1664). Oil on canvas, 101.2 x 77.3 cm. Ca. 1635. Donación Plácido Arango Arias, 2015.
SPAIN---Following the generation donation made last year by Plácido Arango, the Museo del Prado is organising a new special presentation which on this occasion brings together a group of works within the donation that all share the same subject-matter, that of the Immaculate Conception, one of the most frequently depicted themes among Spanish Golden Age artists, which they used to express changing ideals of female beauty. Painted between 1630 and 1680, this specially selected group of works allows for an understanding of how the subject of the Immaculate Conception varied between two types. [link]

The Immaculate ConceptionFrancisco Zurbarán (1598-1664)Oil on canvas, 128 x 89 cm. Ca.1630Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado. Acquired in 1956