April 30, 2019

Art & Empire: The Golden Age of Spain


Art & Empire: The Golden Age of Spain. Published in conjunction with the exhibition that opens May 18, 2019.

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Spain’s Golden Age may be defined as the extraordinary moment when the visual arts, architecture, literature, and music all reached unprecedented heights.

This exhibition catalogue features a diverse selection of more than 100 outstanding works produced by leading artists from Spain and its global territories. Art and Empire: The Golden Age of Spain is the first exhibition in the United States to expand the notion of the “Golden Age” to include the Hispanic world beyond the shores of the Iberian Peninsula. Such far-flung Spanish-controlled centers as Antwerp, Naples, Mexico, Lima, and the Philippines are represented by paintings, sculpture and decorative arts of astounding quality and variety from the pivotal years of about 1660 to 1750. Artists featured in the exhibition catalogue include Diego Velázquez, Peter Paul Rubens, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Francisco de Zurbarán, Jusepe de Ribera, El Greco, Juan de Valdés Leal, Juan Sánchez Cotán, and many more.

Contributors include: Roxana Velasquez, Maruja Baldwin Executive Director, The San Diego Museum of Art; Jonathan Brown, Carroll and Milton Petrie Professor Emeritus of Fine Arts, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University; Michael A. Brown, Curator of European Art, The San Diego Museum of Art; Benito Navarrete Prieto, University Professor and Director of the Department of History and Philosophy, Universidad de Alcala; Jorge F. Rivas Perez, Frederick & Jan Mayer Curator of Spanish Colonial Art, Denver Art Museum; and Sofia Sanabrais, independent scholar and curator.

Additional information

Weight 2.00 lbs
Dimensions 16 × 12 × 2 in