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The world of Spanish masters from the Hermitage Amsterdam

Highlighted muscles, contorted bodies, colours and expressions of amazement or apathy during the Spanish Golden Age depicted by Spanish masters at The Hermitage Museum in Amsterdam.
Velazquez 1599-1660. El Greco 1541-1614. Zurbaran 1598-1664. Pepeda 1611-1678. Ribera 1591-1652. Moya 1610-1674. Giordano 1634-1705. Murillo 1617-1682. Iriarte 1621- 1670. Villegas 1844-1921. Zuloaga 1870-1945.Picasso 1881-1973. Goya 1746-1828.
( 28 Nov-29 May 2016).
(Text/photography Tzina-Mersina Alimpoutaki-Joustra.
All rights reserved).



Main characterized elements of Spanish art that emphasize the intense contracts between light and dark underline Spanish pride and idiosyncrasy special during the Golden Age period of the king, the church and the plutocracy which were the most important sponsors of arts.
As the experts of the Hermitage Amsterdam describe ' ...the exhibition presents a historical survey of outstanding masterpieces which is starting with the Spanish golden age represented by illustriou…