Spanish Painting From the Golden Age to Modernism

Spanish Painting From the Golden Age to Modernism

Norbert Wolf


Beautifully packaged, this lavish volume on one of the most significant periods in European art shows how the rise of the Habsburg dynasty and the expansion of the Spanish Empire created a fertile environment for cultural and scientific discovery. Some of the country’s greatest music, literature and architecture was produced between the mid-16th and mid-17th centuries – and painting was no exception. Richly illustrated with 250 works, the book features every major painter of the period, including El Greco, Ribera, Velazquez, Zurbaran, Murillo, Ribalta and Goya, while a final chapter reveals how Spanish painters of the 20th century, such as Picasso and Dali, were shaped by their Golden Age forebears.

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