Las Meninas

At Museu Picasso, I walked in on this wonderful canvas of Las Meninas.  Hadn’t seen it before and was fascinated by Picasso’s obsession with the original by Velazquez.

Picasso, over a matter of a few months, recreating, reinterpreted and examined every aspect of the original painting. All 58 canvases are at the museum and they were worth spending time with.

Velasquez Picasso

This article from the BBC is useful background on the original painting:

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20150320-the-worlds-first-photobomb

and this is an incredible site which interprets Picasso’s work quite intently!

http://www.velazquezlasmeninas.com/las-meninas-picasso.html

This link is also rather lovely:

https://vimeo.com/94697486

Safe to say that a copy of this is going in my office tomorrow as a reminder of a fantastic trip to a beautiful city.

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