Medieval Spain at the Metropolitan Museum

Medieval Spain at the Metropolitan Museum

Romanesque — Camel from San Baudelio de Berlanga — Metropolitan Museum

From August 30th, 2021 to January 30th, 2022, the Metropolitan Museum (Met Cloisters) is presenting “Spain, 1000–1200: Art at the Frontiers of Faith”, an exhibition showing the different artistic traditions that intermingled in medieval Spain.

Source: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Image: Camel, mural painting of San Baudelio de Berlanga, c.1129–34. Metropolitan Museum, New York. Image via metmuseum.org.

In 11th- and 12th-century Spain there were major shifts in the balance of power between Christianity, predominant in the north, and Islam, predominant in the south (al-Andalus). The exhibition presents the idea that through the visual arts it is clear that the frontiers between the two cultures were permeable, and that considerable cultural exchanges took place. In the words of Julia Perratore, curator of the exhibition, in medieval Spain “communities of different faiths, while maintaining their own different beliefs, also developed shared interests and tastes — daily navigating the tension between separation and connection”.

The 40 or so works in the exhibition are drawn mainly from the Metropolitan Museum’s own collection, with some loans from other museums and institutions. Among them is a mural depicting a camel from the Mozarabic chapel of San Baudelio de Berlanga in Soria, whose paintings were sold in 1922 for 65,000 pesetas and dispersed among several museums, including the Metropolitan Museum in New York.

The exhibition is housed in the Fuentidueña Chapel, a Romanesque chapel reconstructed from its original apse (which arrived in New York in 1957 as a “permanent loan”) at the Cloisters, the Metropolitan Museum’s branch museum for medieval art, built in the early 20th century from European Romanesque and Gothic cloisters. #2021 #Medieval #MetropolitanMuseumofArt #theartwolf

--

--

--

ART magazine aimed to offer an original & independent point of view about the Art World ▷ Its news, events, protagonists, glories and miseries.

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

Document your life, make all of it art.

$100 million Picasso auction in Las Vegas

$100 million Picasso auction in Las Vegas

Light as the dominant medium in art

The Color of Burma

John Chamberlain — Metal art Sculpture

The Misunderstood Goddess

A Review of “The Parables of Jesus” Colouring Book Devotional

8TH ANNUAL NAPOMO 30/30/30 :: DAY 30 :: RYU ANDO on MARCEL DUCHAMP and YVES BONNEFOY

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
ART & the Art World (theartwolf)

ART & the Art World (theartwolf)

ART magazine aimed to offer an original & independent point of view about the Art World ▷ Its news, events, protagonists, glories and miseries.

More from Medium

Comparison of Salary spent on Jewelry between suburb and city population.

4. Connecting the dots — Big O and Stacks Data Structure

How the Communication Network affects Federated Learning Performance?

Tick, tick…