Sunday, April 27, 2014

Majas on a Balcony

Majas on a Balcony, attributed to Goya, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
“Majas on a Balcony”, attributed to Goya, 1800-1810
Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York, September 2007

See also: Le Balcon

“The theme of women on a balcony overseen by watchful, somewhat threatening male companions strongly engaged Goya, who treated this subject in a painting now in a private collection. Dating from about 1810, the latter is among Goya's masterpieces. The Metropolitan's painting is sometimes considered a variant composition, its attribution questioned by some experts. Expressively and stylistically, however, the two paintings are quite different and the Metropolitan's painting has suffered from abrasion and past overcleaning.”
(Majas on a Balcony, The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

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