Portrait of Spain: Masterpices From the Prado
Extract: During 2012, the Museo Nacional del Prado (the Prado) in Madrid, Spain, loaned the Queensland Art Gallery a sampling of its masterpieces. Notably, this was the first time these works have appeared in the Southern Hemisphere. Moreover, six works in the collection (five paintings and one etching) are robust examples of medical ethics fodder. Some of these Spanish works are similar to those found in the Archduke of Austria Ferdinand II’s Chamber of Art and Curiosities Collection at Ambras Castle (Euromuse.net 2012). Specifically, four of the six items are paintings that fit under the same theme— disability—and cover the topics of hirsutism, dwarfism, and morbid obesity.
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