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Adrian West

Adrian West’s The Aesthetics of Degradation was published in 2016.

At the Prado: Mariano Fortuny y Marsal

Adrian West, 22 February 2018

Few painters​ have seen their reputations rise and fall as dramatically as Mariano Fortuny y Marsal. In his lifetime he was considered a master throughout Europe. Gautier ranked his etchings with those of Goya and Rembrandt; for Huysmans, his harmonisation of dissonant colours was an ‘artistic miracle’. Fortuny’s association with a not quite reputable bourgeoisie and lower...

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