Synopsis by Alice Day
National Gallery, London: A Private View: Spanish Art: El Greco to Goya highlights famous Spanish painters as part of the continuing series of National Gallery films about the development of European painting. The works of El Greco presented a unique view of religious subject matter, and Velázquez addressed the more common topics of daily life. The art of Goya brought a new depth to figure painting as he had an ability to depict a more personal observation of his subjects. Realism and drama were hallmarks of Spanish art, and Gallery examples include works by Murillo and Zurbarán.