Tag Archives: Spain

1784: Aranjuez

Antonio Carnicero: Ascent of a Montgolfier Balloon in Aranjuez (1784)

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1891: February

Joaquim Vancells: February Landscape (1891)

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1753: The Wolf Peach

In 1753, Linnaeus gave the tomato its Latin species name lycopersicum, which means “wolf peach.” Image: Luis Meléndez: Still Life with Tomatoes, a Bowl of Aubergines and Onions (c. 1771-1774)

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1935: Notebook

Salvador Dalí’s Notebook (c. 1930-35)

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1957: The Creation of the Birds

Remedios Varo: La creación de las aves [The Creation of the Birds] (1957)

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1565: Portrait of a Boy

Sofonisba Anguissola: Portrait of a Boy at the Spanish Court (1565-1570); formerly attributed—as were many of Anguissola’s works—to Alonso Sanchez Coello

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2009: Wolf Story

José Luis Rodriguez: Storybook Wolf (2009). Rodriguez was stripped of the Natural History Museum’s wildlife photographer of the year award after judges determined that he had staged this photo using a tame wolf named Ossian from a wildlife park in … Continue reading

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1925: The Sleeping Factory

     Daniel Vázquez Díaz: La fábrica bajo la niebla [The Factory in the Mist] (c. 1920) La fábrica dormida [The Sleeping Factory] (1925) In February 1919, after eight workers were fired for political reasons from a hydroelectric plant in Barcelona, … Continue reading

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1953: Painter / Spy

Tomás Harris: Mallorca Series No.9 (1953) Tomás Harris trained at the Slade School of Fine Art and the British Academy in Rome before deciding to follow in his wealthy father’s footsteps and become an art dealer in London. Early in … Continue reading

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1815: Wretched Forebodings

Francisco Goya: Tristes Presentimientos de lo que ha de Acontecer [Wretched Forebodings of Things to Come] (1814-1815)

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