The Interpretation Center of Nuevo Baztán presents “The stamp at the service of Illustrated Spain”, An exhibition that analyzes the use of engraving in the 18th century to promote a change in the country's image and the normalization of aesthetics and artistic taste.
The illustrated of the second half of the 18th century made a new Spain known in Europe through engraving. They showed their artistic, historical and human treasures, as well as the prevailing good taste, promoting the teaching of engraving and its serial dissemination.
This exhibition, curated by Juan Carrete, studies some of the most significant aspects of the stamp at the service of the Spain of the Enlightenment, through more than sixty prints.
The great figures of Spanish history are shown through the series Portraits of Illustrious Spaniards, as well as the country's most important monuments and works of art, especially with the series dedicated to the monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial and the reproduction of the Royal Painting Collection, which spread the wealth of Spanish artistic collections and favored their study as a role model.
The illustrated urbanism It is also shown, with the series dedicated to the Paseo del Prado in Madrid.
The exhibition also includes a print of Francisco de Goya, The seized, harsh argument against the death penalty that gives a good example of the concern illustrated by social and cultural change and evolution.
Where: Nuevo Baztán Interpretation Center.
Address: Calle del Arco 1, Nuevo Baztán, Madrid.
When: from March 21 to June 23.
Schedule: Tuesday to Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sundays and holidays: from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.