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Repost: A Goya Tour Of Madrid At The NY Times

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The first modern?

“Fantasy abandoned by reason produces impossible monsters: united with her, she is the mother of the arts and the origin of their marvels.”

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Zurbarán's Veil of Veronica

To follow on last week’s post regarding Iberia and its religious art during and after the Counter-Reformation, let us consider mysticism in paintings, by taking a look at Zurbarán’s Veil of Veronica. 2,016 more words

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A short piece on what was happening in the Iberian peninsula during the Counter-Reformation with regards to art, with a small case study.

El Greco, “the Greek”, of real name Doménikos Theotokópoulos, was born in Candia, Crete (back then belonging to Republic of Venice) in 1541. 1,262 more words

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The Annunciation by Bartolome Esteban Murillo

I really love this painting. The color is so rich.

I also love the color scheme of the Virgin’s outfit, and the fact that she appears to be kneeling in front of an empty basket. 10 more words

CFP: VER Y CREAR: OBRADORES Y MERCADOS PICTÓRICOS EN LA ESPAÑA GÓTICA (1350-1500)


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VER Y CREAR. OBRADORES Y MERCADOS PICTÓRICOS EN LA ESPAÑA GÓTICA (1350-1500)
11-13 November 2015
IX JORNADAS COMPLUTENSES DE ARTE MEDIEVAL
Proyecto de Investigación Formación del Pintor y Práctica de Pintura en los Reinos Hispanos (1350-1500) 113 more words

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I, Juan de Pareja

Occasionally Master would arrange his morning so as to be free for a little while shortly before noon. Then he would ask me to accompany him to one of the upper floors of the palace, from a window of which he could look out into the far distance.

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