Exhibition

The Sacred Made Real Spanish Painting and Sculpture 1600 - 1700

21 Oct 2009 – 24 Jan 2010

Regular hours

Wednesday
11:00 – 18:00
Thursday
11:00 – 18:00
Friday
11:00 – 21:00
Saturday
11:00 – 18:00
Sunday
11:00 – 18:00
Monday
11:00 – 18:00
Tuesday
11:00 – 18:00

The National Gallery

London
England, United Kingdom

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The Sacred Made Real' presents a landmark reappraisal of religious art from the Spanish Golden Age with works created to shock the senses and stir the soul. Paintings, including masterpieces by Diego Velázquez and Francisco de Zurbarán, are displayed for the very first time alongside Spain's remarkable polychrome wooden sculptures. Inspiring devotion The religious artists of 17th-century Spain pursued a quest for realism with uncompromising zeal and genius, creating works to inspire devotion among believers. By displaying works side by side, this exhibition explores the intense dialogue between the arts of sculpture and painting, revealing that they were intricately linked and Interdependent.

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