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March 6th, 2015

Sargent Returns to the Prado

Velásquez’ painting “Las Meninas” famously inspired a major tribute by Picasso. But John Singer Sargent was among the many other artists also greatly influenced by the Velásquez and he copied it when he visited Madrid’s Prado Museum in his youth. Later, Sargent used the inspiration of “Las Meninas” to create his society portrait “The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit”. Now Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts has loaned the Sargent to the Prado and this is the first time the two great paintings will be exhibited side by side. http://bit.ly/18ncSbr via Zech Ray

Sargent returns to the Prado

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