Art: From El Greco to Goya

Rounding up a collection of classic Spanish painting has never been an easy task—outside Spain. In Europe, Spanish work was almost unknown until after Napoleon's looting and the later purchases of Louis Philippe gave France and Austria a chance to assemble collections. Madrid's Prado gallery, of course, still has the most. In the U.S., where collectors equipped with bulging pocketbooks and ranging tastes assiduously bought up Spanish masterpieces in recent generations, there are a number of good private and public collections to draw from. It is from these that the show "El Greco to Goya," which opened last week at Indianapolis'...

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