Prado heals war wounds with Goya restoration

27th February 2008, Comments 0 comments

The historic Madrid battle which saw Spain attempt to resist Napoleon's forces may have taken place 200 years ago, but the wounds are still healing.

27 February 2008

MADRID - The historic Madrid battle which saw Spain attempt to resist Napoleon's forces may have taken place 200 years ago, but the wounds are still healing.

In the capital's Prado Museum, experts are restoring paintings by the maestro Francisco de Goya, ahead of an exhibition of his work beginning 14 April entitled Goya and the War Years. The picture shows two of Goya's most celebrated pictures, he Shootings of May 3rd (depicting reprisals  following the 1808 uprising against the French) and Charge of the Mamelukes,  both of which were damaged during the 1936-39 Civil War.

[Copyright El Pais / R. FRAGUAS 2008]

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