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Mariano Fortuny

Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid

21 Nov 2017 - 18 Mar 2018

This is the first retrospective on this Spanish artist to be presented at the Prado, which houses most of Mariano Fortuny’s masterpieces. Fortuny was an innovator in all the fields of art in which he worked. In oil painting his colourful and virtuoso technique gave rise to a new interpretation of the natural world. Fortuny’s emphasis on drawing, with his rapid, nervous stroke, underpinned his ability to reflect different aspects of reality. His distinctive use of etching located Fortuny among the great graphic artists of the day. This exhibition focuses on all these aspects of Fortuny as an artist, but also on his collecting activities, which can be closely linked to his interest in representing textures, colour and light in his paintings. Find out more about the Mariano Fortuny exhibition from the Museo Nacional del Prado’s website.

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The Spanish Wedding (c. 1868–70), Mariano Fortuny. Museu Nacional d ́Art de Catalunya

The Spanish Wedding (c. 1868–70), Mariano Fortuny. Museu Nacional d ́Art de Catalunya

The Choice of a Model (c. 1868–74), Mariano Fortuny. National Gallery of Art, Washington

The Choice of a Model (c. 1868–74), Mariano Fortuny. National Gallery of Art, Washington

Engraving Collector (1863), Mariano Fortuny. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Engraving Collector (1863), Mariano Fortuny. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Nude Boy on the Beach at Portici (1874), Mariano Fortuny. Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid

Nude Boy on the Beach at Portici (1874), Mariano Fortuny. Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid

The Camel Driver (1865), Mariano Fortuny. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

The Camel Driver (1865), Mariano Fortuny. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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