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Spain in the Age of Exploration, 1492-1819

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Book News Annotation:

Produced to accompany an exhibition held at the Seattle Art Museum in 2004 and the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Florida in 2005, this oversized catalogue (it's 10.25x12.5") presents eight lengthy essays illustrated with color plates of works from the exhibition and related materials. The essay topics are on Spanish art and science, the empire and its image, the image of the king, and natural history and the Enlightenment. The essays and the exhibition focus on the enormous and varied impact of the discovery, exploration, and establishment of Spanish rule in the new world. The exhibition was co- sponsored by the Seattle Art Museum and the Patrimonio Nacional in Madrid, Spain. The contributors are currators in both museums, and specialists in Spain and the US.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Spain in the Age of Exploration, 1492-1819 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. This publication charts the evolution of Spanish attitudes toward knowledge, exploration, and faith during three dynasties of Spain's golden age. Chiyo Ishikawa is the Seattle Art Museum's Chief Curator of Collections and Curator of European Painting and Sculpture.

Synopsis:

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, Velázquez, Murillo, Zubarán, and Goya, this publication includes paintings, 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.

About the Author

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803225053
Editor:
Ishikawa, Chiyo
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Editor:
Ishikawa, Chiyo
Author:
Ishikawa, Chiyo
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
European
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - Museum
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Spain Civilization.
Subject:
Art, spanish
Subject:
Art-Museums and Collections
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20041201
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
150 color plates, maps, index
Pages:
300
Dimensions:
12 x 9.75 in 4 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Spain in the Age of Exploration, 1492-1819 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. This publication charts the evolution of Spanish attitudes toward knowledge, exploration, and faith during three dynasties of Spain's golden age. Chiyo Ishikawa is the Seattle Art Museum's Chief Curator of Collections and Curator of European Painting and Sculpture.
"Synopsis" by ,

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, Velázquez, Murillo, Zubarán, and Goya, this publication includes paintings, 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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