Yesterday, while my wife was digging through national archives in Spain, my son and I went to the Prado, one of the great art museums of the world.
This was my third trip to the Prado, and every time, I make sure I visit a few key paintings. The Prado has, fittingly, the greatest collection of Goya work, and I am always haunted by his “black paintings.” His Saturn is enormously evocative, and I’ve referred to it before on SampleReality to talk about The Sopranos, of all things.
As long as you don’t use a flash, you may photograph the works in the Prado. I learned this the hard way, when I was almost thrown out a few years ago for accidentally using a flash on Velazquez’s Las Meninas.
So, with my son patiently watching from the stroller, I snapped a few shots, and you can see my Prado stream on Flickr.