An exhibition of the Spanish Renaissance has opened at the British Museum in London Automatic translate
The British Museum opens today an exhibition of Spanish Renaissance painting. Visitors will be able to see the works of Diego Velazquez, Jose de Ribera, etchings of Francisco de Goya.
An exhibition entitled “From the Renaissance to Goya: Paintings and Graphics of Spain” (Del Renacimiento a Goya: pinturas y dibujos de España) includes paintings from the collection of the Prado Museum in Madrid and the National Gallery in London. The exhibition, which runs until January 6, presents about 150 works, starting from the 16th century, divided by geographical principle - by the regions in which they were created and first presented to the audience.
Twenty engravings of Goya, mainly of religious content, include “The Blind Guitarist” (El Guitarrista Ciego, 1778), the aquatint “Infant Don Fernando” (El Infante Don Fernando, 1778), and the portrait in red of the Seville sculptor Pedro Roldan. You can also see the Los Disparates series, in which the artist criticized the existing government.
Among the earliest works at the exhibition are drawings made in Castile by Italian artist Federico Zuccaro and Spaniard Alonso Berruguete. Visitors will be able to see the painting “Autodafe in the Main Square” (El auto de fe en la Plaza Mayor, 1632), attributed to the brush of Diego Velazquez, showing the court of the Inquisition over several heretics, and religious scenes painted by Alonso Cano.
A prominent place at the exhibition is occupied by the work of Andalusia, and especially Seville, represented by the works of Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Francisco Zurbaran, Francisco de Herrera the Elder (Francisco de Herrera), and Francisco Pacheco (.
Valencia is represented by the work of José de Ribera, namely his drawings on the theme of classical mythology “The Drunken Silenus” (Sileno Borracho, 1628) and “Titius and Prometheus” (Ticio y Prometeo, 1620-1625) and paintings, including “Martyrdom of St. Bartholomew” (El Martirio de San Bartolomé) and the famous equestrian portrait of don Juan of Austria, the younger brother of King Philip II.
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