Carmen Garrido Pérez (Madrid 1947-2020) has undoubtedly been, due to her profound way of seeing and analysing pictorial artworks, one of the most innovative figures in the History of Spanish and European Art. Weeks before he died he wrote with relish, together with various researchers from the CAEM (Univ. De Lleida), about Velázquez.
She was Doctor from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in Art History, with the thesis Contribución al estudio de pinturas hispano-flamencas y renacentistas utilizando los métodos físico-químicos de examen científico, doctoral thesis directed by Gratiniano Nieto Gallo (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 1979); and she was also Curator of Cuerpo Facultativo de Museos de España. Until now, she was the Emeritus Director of the Gabinete de Documentación Técnica of the Museo Nacional del Prado, one of the most complete and active in the world, created by herself in 1980.
During the last years of her life, already emeritus at the Museo Nacional del Prado, but active non-stop, she gave us her invaluable analytical and perceptual teaching to all the researchers of the Center d’Art d’Època Moderna (CAEM) of the University of Lleida. It was our pole star. We owe him immense gratitude. We learned the unspeakable. She was our scientific director for years and we were fortunate to work side by side with her. Thank you very much, dear Carmen.
To see the bibliography, click here