Spain in the Age of Exploration, 1492-1819

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Chiyo Ishikawa, Seattle Art Museum
U of Nebraska Press, 2004 - Art - 240 pages
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This publication accompanies an exhibition of approximately 120 works of art and science loaned mostly from the Royal Collection of Spain (Patrimonio Nacional) to the Seattle Art Museum. Featuring the work of such artists as Bosch, Titian, El Greco, Bernini, Vel¾zquez, Murillo, Zubar¾n, and Goya, this publication includesøpaintings, sculpture, tapestries, scientific instruments, maps, armor, books, and documents. Eight essays provide historical context and artistic explication.

Chronologically organized, the book charts the evolution of Spanish attitudes toward knowledge, exploration, and faith during three dynasties of Spain?s golden age, when the fervor for scientific and geographical knowledge coexisted with the expansion of empire and promotion of Christianity.



The four themes of the exhibition are: The Image of Empire; Spirituality and Worldliness; Encounters across Cultures; Science and the Court.



Spain in the Age of Exploration, 1492?1819, presents art and science from one of the most ambitious, magnificent, and complex enterprises in history.

 

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Comprising paintings, sculptures, books, tapestries, and more and featuring the works of such giants as Titian, Velzquez, and Goya, this book celebrates the unprecedented richness of the Royal Collection of Spain through 120 works of art and science loaned to the Seattle Art Museum. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
32
Section 2
36
Section 3
38
Section 4
39
Section 5
40
Section 6
59
Section 7
63
Section 8
64
Section 15
115
Section 16
116
Section 17
121
Section 18
124
Section 19
129
Section 20
132
Section 21
141
Section 22
142

Section 9
65
Section 10
73
Section 11
74
Section 12
75
Section 13
95
Section 14
106
Section 23
155
Section 24
183
Section 25
191
Section 26
202
Section 27
207

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About the author (2004)

Chiyo Ishikawa is the Seattle Art Museum's Chief Curator of Collections and Curator of European Painting and Sculpture.

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