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Baroque

  • Plaza Mayor square, Madrid © Turespaña

    Plaza Mayor square, Madrid © Turespaña

  • The family of Philip IV, or Las Meninas, Velázquez © Madrid, Prado Museum

    The family of Philip IV, or Las Meninas, Velázquez © Madrid, Prado Museum

  • Prayer in the Garden, Francisco Salzillo (Salzillo Museum, Murcia) © Turespaña

    Prayer in the Garden, Francisco Salzillo (Salzillo Museum, Murcia) © Turespaña

  • Saint Hugh in the refectory, Franciso de Zurbarán (Seville Museum of Fine Arts) © Ministry of Culture

    Saint Hugh in the refectory, Franciso de Zurbarán (Seville Museum of Fine Arts) © Ministry of Culture

  • Cadiz cathedral

    Cadiz cathedral

  
  


"Spain and its monarchy embarked on their gradual decline, in clear contrast with the splendour of the arts and literature of the time."

The harbinger of the Baroque period in artistic and aesthetic forms was the Mannerist style from Italy. The Counter-Reformation which came about as a result of the Council of Trent (1545-1563) would mark a road towards a deeper Christian spirituality in contrast to the humanism of the Renaissance. Throughout the 17th century, there was a prevalence in architecture of models of sober Jesuit churches with an profuse decoration. In painting and sculpture there was a tendency to reinforce the muscular quality of the figures, to exaggerate foreshortening and to emphasise movement. Musical compositions became richer and more elaborate. In literature, this is the time of the picaresque novel, of the confrontation between conceptual and culturalist poetry, between Golden Age drama and the theological tract.

  

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San Miguel Church - Estella-Lizarra
Old Music Week

Museography. Egypt. National Archaeological Museum © Lorenzo Plana

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National Archaeological Museum - Madrid
Musical tour of the National Archaeological Museum

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