The Bilbao Fine Arts Museum exhibits three paintings from the collection of Carmen Marañón-Fernández de Araoz

The Bilbao Fine Arts Museum exhibits three paintings from the collection of Carmen Marañón-Fernández de Araoz

For the first time, the Guest Work programme, now in its 64th edition, presents three paintings signed by three universal figures in Spanish art-El Greco, Velázquez and Goya-which were assembled by Carmen Marañón-Fernández de Araoz (San Sebastián, 1912-Madrid, 2005). The daughter of Dr Gregorio Marañón (Madrid, 1887–1960), she promoted numerous cultural initiatives throughout her life, including the Fundación Gregorio Marañón and the Real Fundación de Toledo. Dr Marañón was an authority in studies on endocrinology and other medical disciplines and one of the most prominent Spanish humanists and intellectuals of the past century. He assembled an interesting art collection, one of whose gems was Francisco de Goya’s Lazarillo de Tormes (c.1808-1810), and his publications included the essay ‘El Greco and Toledo’ from 1956. That same year, his speech upon entering the San Fernando Royal Fine Arts Academy (Madrid) also discussed the painter from Crete. That same Goya painting was inheri
For the first time, the Guest Work programme, now in its 64th edition, presents three paintings signed by three universal figures in Spanish art-El Greco, Velázquez and Goya-which were assembled by Carmen Marañón-Fernández de Araoz (San Sebastián, 1912-Madrid, 2005). The daughter of Dr Gregorio Marañón (Madrid, 1887–1960), she promoted numerous cultural initiatives throughout her life, including the Fundación Gregorio Marañón and the Real Fundación de Toledo. Dr Marañón was an authority in studies on endocrinology and other medical disciplines and one of the most prominent Spanish humanists and intellectuals of the past century. He assembled an interesting art collection, one of whose gems was Francisco de Goya’s Lazarillo de Tormes (c.1808-1810), and his publications included the essay ‘El Greco and Toledo’ from 1956. That same year, his speech upon entering the San Fernando Royal Fine Arts Academy (Madrid) also discussed the painter from Crete. That same Goya painting was inheri