Museo del Prado announces Goya in the Prado website

The Museo del Prado has announced the launch of “Goya in the Prado”, a website within its official website devoted entirely to Goya and one that will, for the first time, include the Museum’s entire and remarkable collection of works and documents by the artist. Until now the Prado’s Goya collection (which is the largest and most important in the world) had only been known in part through publications. With the support of Telefónica as Benefactor Sponsor of the Visitor Attention Service, and that of the Museum’s own online initiatives, the general public and specialists can now access the more than 1,000 works by Goya – paintings, drawings, prints and documents –housed in the Prado. This is an extremely important initiative given the way that it makes so many high-resolution images of the works available to the public, in addition to all the documentary references and factual information known to the Museum on this exceptional collection.

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, Los duques de Osuna y sus hijos, 1788. Oil on canvas, 225 x 174 cm.

As from Monday 17 September 2012, all users of the Prado’s official website, which is entirely sponsored by Telefónica, will find a new website entirely devoted to the Museum’s large holdings of the work of Francisco de Goya. The most important collection of his work in the world, it comprises more than half of all his known output and includes many of his most celebrated works.

Goya in the Prado aims to become an indispensable tool for Goya studies and for the general public. It makes more than 1,000 works available to the user, encompassing the paintings, drawings, prints and documents by the artist housed in the Prado. Notable features within this exceptionally important and interesting project include the option to access online the unique collection of works on paper by Goya in the Museum, which is not normally on display for conservation reasons. In addition to prints and drawings, this part of the Museum’s collection of Goya’s works also includes documents of vital importance for an appreciation of his personality, such as his letters to his friend Martín Zapater.

The new website reflects the Museo del Prado’s interest in disseminating and facilitating access to its collections on the internet and in offering extensive and up-to-date information about them via its website. Goya in the Prado is a dynamic website that will be regularly updated with new information in order to achieve its aim of becoming the principal reference point for work on the artist and the primary way for the general public to approach his art.

While the texts on the Goya in the Prado website are only in Spanish, the Museum recommends that even non-Spanish speakers consult them, given the scope and importance of the catalogue of images accessible on this site.

Museo Nacional del Prado
Calle Ruiz de Alarcón 23
Madrid 28014
Tel. +34 91 330 2800.
www.museodelprado.es

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