The Other Woman… Goya’s La maja

Do you know the Goya paintings,  La maja vestida and La maja desnuda? I did not until my hubby was in Madrid a few years ago and he sent this photo to me.

 

We had some fun bantering back and forth about ‘the other woman’ in his hotel room, but then we learned a bit more when he went to the Museo del Prado (Prado museum).

And this is what he saw.

Clemens Rettich Photo

The original oil on canvas of La maja vestida by Francisco Goya (1746-1828). So that was pretty cool.

And then he saw this… (Gasp!)

Clemens Rettich Photo

The other original oil on canvas by Goya, only this one was La maja desnuda! When I said ‘the other woman’, I was referring to vestida… and then she turns up desnuda!  Scandalous!

And hubby brought the other woman home. Both ‘other’ women!

Well, in his suitcase… vestida and desnuda. Smaller reproductions of the originals to be framed.

Now we have La maja vestida and La maja desnuda in our home, reminding us of this little story and making us smile every time.

And that’s what it’s all about. Your home should be a reflection of your stories… the things that make you smile, that make your space unique to you.

Do you have some fun stories behind the pieces in your home too?

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  1. How great! Every single piece of art in my home has a story as well..although not quite as good as your story!

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