The following story ran on the Oct. 10, 2013, edition of D Magazine's FrontRow blog. Meadows Museum is located on the SMU campus.
October 11, 2013
By Peter Simek
The Meadows Museum, the SMU-housed institution dedicated to the art of Spain, announced that it has acquired a new work by Goya. The painting, entitled Portrait of Mariano Goya, the Artist’s Grandson, is a portrait of Goya’s grandson. Significantly, it was completely in the last months of the artist’s life, making it one of the last pieces by the seminal Spanish painter. From the release:
The work — which has not been on display for more than 40 years — is from the pivotal last phase of Francisco Goya’s career, finished just months before his death, and marks an important bridge between Old Masters and modern painting: Portrait of Mariano Goya, the Artist’s Grandson demonstrates how seminal Goya is to this critical moment in the history of art. The Meadows’ collection includes five other Goya paintings and complete, first-edition sets of all of his major print series and this new acquisition will enable the museum to thoroughly contextualize those works for both research and exhibition purposes.
The painting will be unveiled at the museum at a media event this Friday. That means DFW will get two new notable works of art this Friday, Oct 11.