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Mudejar art

Mudéjar art

Mudéjar art, a style which is native and unique to the history of Spain, was a meeting point between Christianity and Islam. The term Mudéjar refers to the Muslims who continued to practise their religion and their customs in the territories that became part of Christian dominions as the Reconquest advanced into southern Spain. It came into being and flourished thanks to the social phenomenon represented by the climate of peaceful coexistence between three cultures: Christian, Muslim and Jewish. This system of Islamic artistic work (materials, techniques, formal elements) left its mark both on Christian architecture and on its sumptuary arts. Between the 11th and 16th centuries, in certain major centres –Castile-León, Toledo, Seville, and Aragon– the Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance styles took on their distinctive Mudéjar forms.

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