It’s the week before Labor Day, the week during which we all wish the fall art season would hurry up and start so that we can have new exhibitions to look at and to think about. So in an effort to help you be ready for the big autumn shows, all week MANPodcast.com will feature programs that prepare you for what’s coming up over the next few weeks and months.
Next up: Jonathan Brown is the greatest living historian of the Spanish Golden Age, the period during which Velazquez, Murillo, Ribera and Zurbaran were stars. This fall Brown concludes his landmark Prado lecture series when he gives three talks over successive Thursdays in Madrid.
On Episode No. 31 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast, Brown joined me to talk about his new catalogue raisonne of Murillo drawings and his Prado lectures. Having one of the world’s all-time top art historians on the show was a real thrill for me: If you love art, you’ll love hearing his wisdom and his passion for great painting.
Image: Diego Velazquez, Las Meninas (detail of a self-portrait of the artist), 1656.