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Art - History of Spanish Art (Modern and Contemporary)
University of Barcelona (UB)
Barcelona, Spain

Subject Area(s) Level(s) Instruction in Credits Contact Hours Prerequisites
Art 200, 300, 400 Spanish 1 20 Spanish 200 or equivalent

A broad overview of Spanish art from the end of the 15th to the 18th century.


The architecture from the end of the 15th century: the Catholic Monarchs.

  • The early Renaissance: the plateresco style.
  • The architecture of Herrera.
  • Renaissance sculpture
  • Renaissance painting
  • The Golden Age of Spanish art: architecture and baroque imagery.
  • The great painters: Ribera, Zurbarán, Velázquez, Murillo, Alonso Cano, Valdes Leal.
  • Eighteenth-century art architecture, sculpture and painting.

Reading List

AYALA MALLORY, N., (1991), Del Greco a Murillo, la pintura española del siglo de Oro, Madrid, Alianza Forma.
BONET CORREA, A., (1985),
Arquitectura barroca en España, Madrid, Manuales Arte Cátedra.
BOZAL, V., (1978),
Historia del Arte en España I y II
, Madrid, Editorial Istmo.
BROWN, J., (1988), Imágenes e ideas en la pintura española del siglo XVII, Madrid, Alianza Forma.
CHECA, F., (1983), Pintura y escultura del Renacimiento en España 1450-1600, Madrid, Manuales Arte Cátedra.
MARTÍN GONZÁLEZ, J.J., (1998), Escultura barroca en España 1600-1770, Madrid, Manuales Arte Cátedra.
NIETO ALCAIDE-MORALES-CHECA, (1989), Arquitectura del Renacimiento en España, Madrid, Manuales Arte Cátedra.
PÉREZ SÁNCHEZ, A., (1992),
Pintura barroca en España 1600-1750
, Madrid, Manuales Arte Cátedra.



At the end of the term, there will be a written test in which students write an essay from a choice of two titles.

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