The Spanish Golden Age from Greco to Velázquez
The construction of the Escorial marks the commonly accepted beginning of the Spanish Siglo de Oro, which ended with the accession of the Bourbon kings to the throne, still at the royal monastery of the Escorial, with a high point in 1635 when the new Buen Retiro palace was built in Madrid.
After being illustrated in geopolitics, economics and literature, Spain then knew some of the greatest geniuses that painting had given. Famous and unknown at the same time, with its brilliant stars and talents in the shadows, its specificities, its delays and its dazzling... A period that the 18th century quickly forgot to let the 19th century fall in love with it.
The aim of this book is to show through painting, to what extent the gold of this famous century had been above all in the hands of its artists and at the end of their brushes.
256 pages / 240 illustrations
Citadelles & Mazenod Publishing
- Dimensions :
- 24,7 x 32,8 x 2,7 cm
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- Grand Palais
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