This text provides an overview of the arts in Spain from prehistory to the present day. Providing examples from different artistic fields, the author traces the development of the arts in Spain from its Christian foundations through to the innovative works of Picasso, Dali and Miro.
From prehistory to postmodernism, the arts in Spain have occupied a powerful and influential role in the development of Western art. This wide-ranging and incisive overview traces the history of painting, sculpture, the decorative arts and architecture whilst situating them within their contexts.
It investigates Iberian and Roman beginnings and examines the splendour of the Islamic and Christian foundations at Cordoba and the Escorial, before concentrating on the masterworks of El Greco, the Golden Age of Zurbaran and Velazquez, and the creations of Goya. After discussing the brilliant innovations of Picasso, Dali and Miro, it concludes by considering the most recent developments in Spanish art.
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John Moffitt was Professor Emeritus of Art History at New Mexico State University.
Table of Contents
Beginnings in diversity; Christianity and Islam in the formation of Spanish art; the Europeanization of Spanish art; Renaissance adaptations in sixteenth-century Spanish art; the national style and the golden age of Spanish art; revolution and tradition in Bourbon Spain; the revolutionary twentieth-century mirrored in Spanish art.
The Arts in Spain by John F. Moffitt
John F. Moffitt
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