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Fortuny: Master of Light and Line

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Fortuny: Master of Light and Line

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Friday, November 19
10:00 a.m. PT
Speaker:  Michael Brown, PhD, Curator of European Art at The San Diego Museum of Art


Mariano Fortuny y Marsal (1838 – 1874) was born in the Catalan city of Reus, trained in Madrid, and based mainly in Rome. During a prolific but brief career—cut short by malaria—he became the most internationally acclaimed Spanish artist thanks in part to his extensive travel and the popularity of his prints. His oil paintings and watercolors were a source of inspiration for later artists such as Joaquín Sorolla and Pablo Picasso, while his graphic work, most notably in etching, blazed a trail in keeping with Rembrandt, Ribera, and Goya.


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This lecture is presented as a part of the Guest Lecture Series, which focuses on works of art on view in the Museum as well as topics of interest in the broader art world. Lectures are followed by docent-led virtual tours.

Sponsored by The San Diego Museum of Art Docent Council.


Featured: Mariano Fortuny y Marsal, The Anchorite (Hermit), 1869. Etching and aquatint on laid paper. Gift of Norman Leitman in Memory of Todd Butler, 2020.388.

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November 19, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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