The Image of the Sacred in Spanish Sculpture (1500-1750)

Covering the Golden Age of Spanish sculpture, with a significant illustration of its regional variations, this exhibition is, above all, a crefully chosen sample of the remarkable collections of the Museu Nacional de Escultura in Valladolid. Following on from one another, the great names of Spanish sculpture offer us a sequence of images demonstrating the great expressiveness through which a body was successfully given to the sacred at a crucial time in the historical and cultural process of the two Iberian countries. This was a period when the central role of religion in social life gave rise to an insatiable appetite for the bodily materialisation of the devotional phenomenon.

António Filipe Pimentel, Manuel Arias Martínez and Miguel Ángel Marcos Villán