The Golden Age of Spanish Painting 1570-1670

An introduction to the great Spanish artists of the 16th and 17th centuries.  We look at El Greco’s unique style of painting in Philip II’s traditional Spain. Velázquez’ formal and informal portraits of members of Philip IV’s family and court are studied.  The white robed monks and tranquil saints of Zurbarán are contrasted with the lively beggar boys and triumphant Virgins of Murillo.