Unscathed. Still lifes from the Golden Age

Art, Painting
Cardo y cesta de manzanas, 1622
© Juan Van Der Hamen Cardo y cesta de manzanas, 1622

Still lifes, more than the technical perfection they show in the representation of food or flowers, bear a symbolic message related to the historic and moral context in which they were created. The National Museum presents an exhibition of 19 still lives from Spanish artists in the Golden Age, among them Juan van der Hamen, Pedro de Camprobín and Juan de Arellano. A selection of these works will be incorporated into the museum's permanent collection, shown in the new section of Renaissance and Baroque art, which was inaugurated in 2016.


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