Today, King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain travelled to Fuendetodos , Zaragoza to attend a meeting of the Goya Foundation in Aragon and the Goya Fuendetodos Cultural Consortium to mark the 275th birth anniversary of Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes. The Goya Foundation works with an aim to promote the work of Francisco Goya around the nation.
Francisco Goya was a Spanish romantic painter and printmaker born in Fuendetodos in 1746. He has been considered the most important Spanish artist of the late 18th and early 19th centuries and throughout his long career as a commentator and chronicler of his era.
Goya’s home was turned into a Museum which King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain today toured. During the tour of the house, the Royal couple saw the photographs of Manuel de Falla’s stay, the kitchen, the bedrooms and the living room, which houses the exhibition “Sapristi! Tribute to Goya ”.
Next, they visited the Ignacio Zuloaga Exhibition House where they held a brief meeting with representatives of the Goya Foundation in Aragon before touring an exhibition “Solana versus Goya. Mask and simulation ”, by José Gutiérrez Solana.
Felipe and Letizia then visited the Plaza de las Reliquias where a group photograph was taken in front of the bronze bust of Francisco de Goya, the work of Julio Rodríguez Hernández. They also visited the “Antonio Saura” Engraving Workshop and spoke with the artist and engraver, resident in Fuendetodos, Pascual Adolfo López Salueña. In the Engraving Museum, Their Majesties toured four rooms dedicated to Goya’s four series of engravings, Los Caprichos, Los Desastres de la Guerra, La Tauromaquia and Los Disparates.
Next, the King and Queen went to the Fuendetodos Space, where they presided over the meeting of the Goya Foundation in Aragón and Goya Fuendetodos Cultural Consortium Trustees, within the framework of the commemoration of the 275th anniversary of the birth of Francisco de Goya. The Government of Aragon and the Diputación de Zaragoza have presented more than 30 actions programmes that will pay tribute to the painter born in Fuendetodos.
The activities include both exhibitions and the publication of books and the organization of conferences and shows, as part of a work to disseminate the painter that will also include a research and creation activity around the life of the artist. In total, more than 30 performances with which it is intended to link Goya’s intense artistic work with the land where Francisco Goya was born. For this, the Foundation will collaborate with different institutions, including the Prado Museum.
King Felipe and Queen Letizia received a very warm welcome in Zaragoza. The artists dressed in the traditional attire welcome the couple where Letizia was presented with a bouquet. A little girl asked Felipe to sign a photograph, that Felipe happily obliged.
For the day, Queen Letizia mixed and match her old wardrobe with some new elements to create a new look. Letizia brought back her white Felipe Varela jacket debuted in 2008. The jacket featured ruffled sleeves.
We last saw the jacket in June 2018 at the annual meeting of the Princess of Asturias Foundation.
Underneath the jacket, Letizia wore her striped Black and white Hugo Boss wool sweater that she has in her wardrobe since 2015. Letizia teamed up the sweater with black cropped trouser.
The new element of her look was Isabel Abdo Carrie Suede black pumps. Thanks to Nuria for the id. The €180 kitten heel slingback pumps feature a pointy-toe with a bow on the top.
Queen was carrying her Nina Ricci Marche Chaine Shoulder Bag.
Her gold bamboo hoops and Karen Hallam ring finished the look.