Baroque Exhibition, Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russia
Baroque Exhibition, Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russia

On display are paintings from four cities of Andalusia (Seville, Granada, Cordoba and Cadiz). They date from the 17th century which was considered the Golden Age of all Spanish painting and known in art history as Baroque period. Andalusia is a region in the south of Spain which has rich artistic traditions. Among the famous artists active there were Juan Sanchez Cotan, Francisco de Zurbaran, Alonso Cano, Bartolome Esteban Murillo and Juan de Valdes Leal.

The exhibition comprises works by these and other masters. Andalusian artists mainly worked on commissions from monasteries and churches and created primarily religious paintings.

The word "dialogues" in the exhibition name implies that though the works of artists active in the same part of the country and in the same period had much in common, each artist offered his own interpretation of the same subject, which led to a sort of dialogue between the artists. The paintings also reflected the conversation between man and God, expressed either within the narrative of one painting or "carried out" between different paintings by the same artist. The transference of paintings from one artistic centre to another is also perceived as a dialogue.

The exhibition that showcases 24 paintings gives a unique opportunity to see the best-known works by Spanish artists from the above-mentioned cities of Andalusia.

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