1st Edition

The Influence of Italian Culture on the Sevillian Golden Age of Painting

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ISBN 9780367755461
March 3, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
256 Pages 45 B/W Illustrations

USD $150.00

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Book Description

This book explores the cultural exchange between Italy and Spain in the seventeenth century, examining Spanish collectors’ predilection for Italian painting and Spanish painters’ Italian influences.

Focused on collecting and using a novel methodology, this volume studies how the painters of the Sevillian school, including Francisco Pacheco, Diego Velázquez, Alonso Cano and Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, perceived and were influenced by Italian painting. Through many examples, it is shown how the presence in Andalusia of various works and copies of artists such as Michelangelo, Caravaggio, and Guido Reni inspired famous compositions by these Spanish artists. In addition, the book delves into the historical, political and social context of this period.

The book will be of interest to scholars working in art history, Renaissance studies, Italian history, and Spanish history.

Table of Contents

1. Presentation 2. Genoese Nobility, Trade, Artistic Patronage and Cultural Influence in the Kingdom of Seville 3. Literature, Art and Trade Between Seville and Tuscany 4. Sevillian Presence in the Papal States: Rome and Bologna 5. Other Territories 6. Conclusions

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Rafael Japón holds a PhD in History of Art from the Universities of Granada and Bologna.