Yesterday I felt compelled by a Strong Inner Voice to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Some old/news stuff is back, btw. More on that elsewhere.
In any event, I enjoyed this little moment.
Manuel Osorio Manrique de Zuñiga painted by Goya, in turn being painted by this young lady.
The painting itself.
Manuelito is splendid in his little red suit.
I thank my lucky stars everyday that I didn’t grow up in an age when kids were dressed like that.
The ominous cats are very interested in the pet magpie, which is walking about with Goya’s calling card in its beak.
There is a cage full of finches. These are the usual European finches which don their “Christological” guise in some paintings, usually of Madonna and Child. Here they are in a less than Christological setting.