The Spanish Siglo de Oro, or ‘Golden Age’, is one of the most fascinating chapters in the history of Western art. Just when the most powerful nation in 17th-century Europe was rapidly losing its hegemony and went into political decline, Spanish art experienced its greatest flourishing. It was the era of masters like El Greco (1541–1614), Diego Velázquez (1599–1660), Francisco de Zurbarán (1598–1664) or Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1617–1682).
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Dramatisches Helldunkel: Lichteffekte in der Malerei