by Theodore Dalrymple (December 2016)
The most beautiful great art gallery in the world (to my taste) is the Prado in Madrid. By now I know it well enough to be able to go straight to my favourite paintings there, which gives me the same kind of consolation as reading a favourite poem. Those are the paintings which never stale, at least for me, however familiar they become. more>>>
To the author's point regarding Don Garcia, Bronzino also painted Giovanni de' Medici (cardinal), Don Garcia's brother, with a completely different expression. The painting, which is in the Uffizi's collection, is on Giovanni's wikipedia page.
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