King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain had a busy day. The Royal couple inaugurated the exhibition “Odalisques – From Ingres to Picasso ”, at the Museum of Fine Arts of the Palace of Carlos V in Granada. The exhibition studies, for the first time, how the artistic theme of the odalisque, created mainly by French painting, embodies the great aesthetic innovations of the 19th and 20th centuries while representing a good part of the ghosts of the society that is moving towards modernity.
The exhibition is made up of XX pieces by artists such as Ingres, Délacroix, Chasseriau, Gérôme, Constant, Bernard, Matisse and Picasso, among others, from prestigious institutions and private collections, among which the Musée du Louvre, Musée d’Orsay, Musée de l’Orangerie, Center Georges Pompidou, Musée Picasso de Paris, Musée Ingres-Bourdelle de Montauban and Musée de Rouen.
During their visit to the exhibition, Don Felipe and Doña Letizia visited the sections “Ingres / Delacroix. The creation of models “,” The orientalist reverie in the face of otherness and difference “and” Aesthetic reformulations: Odalisques and avant-garde “.
After the inauguration, Felipe and Letizia went to the Nasrid Palaces, where they could observe the restoration works carried out and the relationship of this space with the exhibition. They were presented with objects that were part of the Nasrid harems from the 13th to the 15th centuries, from the Alhambra Museum, as well as photographs and an audiovisual on the real and dreamed odalisques of the 19th and 20th centuries in dance and cinema.
The exhibition seeks to present how the odalisque becomes a key theme, which runs across the century and a half of major aesthetic transformations in Western painting, showing the validity and importance of the traditional female nude. Through a series of emblematic pieces, the evolution of this issue is shown throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as the homage of artists such as Picasso or Matisse to pioneers of modernity such as Ingres and Delacroix, which allows us to understand issues basic of the gestation of modern art.
Later on, King Felipe and Queen Letizia presented the 2020 National Innovation and Design Awards. The winners of this edition, both in the innovation and design categories, have the ability to multiply the value of the world around us.
For the day, Letizia brought back her Maje Rayema Dress that she first wore in July 2019.
The $340 midi dress with an asymmetrical hemline is now on sale for $204. The dress features Wrap V-neck, Long sleeves with gathered armholes, smocking waistline and flowing cut. It has an all-over floral print in white, blue and red tones.
Queen Letizia teamed up her dress with Carolina Herrera slingback pumps and a purple croc-embossed Felipe Varela bag.
She was wearing TOUS ruby and emerald earrings and
Her Karen Hallam ring.