Painting: Prairie Prados

Texans have a special relish for the Spanish flavor of their past. To their delight, this year the sentiment is being reciprocated by the loan to San Antonio's HemisFair of 13 masterpieces from Spain. The heavily guarded collection, estimated to be worth $10 million, includes outstanding works by Goya, Velásquez, Murillo, Zurbaran and El Greco (see color pages). It not only represents the pick of the Prado, but also includes paintings from other Spanish museums. The exhibit is designed to tie in with the fair's theme, "The Confluence of Civilizations," by demonstrating...