I love this painted door in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, and I love the source of its imagery even more.
That cheery bit of street art is an homage to Goya’s portrait of Manuel Osorio Manrique de Zuñiga from the 1790s (now in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; click on the image to learn more).
This painting has always been, and will always be, one of my favorite works of art, so I was happy to come across its spray-painted facsimile and know that someone else loves it too.
Images: street photo by Tinsel Creation, Goya portrait via The Metropolitan Museum of Art website.
3 thoughts on “On the Street: An Homage to Goya in Williamsburg, Brooklyn”
I love the creepy cats! One of my favorites, too.
Aren’t they great? So menacing. And the Met website offers an excellent (and concise) reading of this image for all of us who aren’t specialists in 18th/19th century Spanish painting!
Now this is what I call Street Art! Love it!