Spanish Old Master Paintings & Drawings
Fine Art Gallery & Dealer based in Madrid
Spanish Old Master Paintings
After more than two decades of rigorous work and research, the gallery has specialized on the work of Spanish masters of the 16th century up to the 19th century, focusing on the artists of the Baroque period and on those of the so-called The Age of Enlightenment. Throughout the years the gallery has issued diverse publications with reference to consultation from important Spanish and international art historians with scientific research on different painters and their artistic production. Likewise, exhibitions have been held which have brought significant academic studies on painting in Spain, primarily of the 17th and 18th centuries.
Spanish Old Master Drawings
With a career of more than 20 years, the gallery has become a referral for collecting Old Master drawings in the Spanish art’s market. The range of artists presented each year in our exhibitions is very extensive, always in the field of Spanish art, either Old Master or 19th century. Often, art historians have been repeating that in Spain there was no tradition to elaborate a drawing in the process of creating a painting. Incomprehensibly, most of international museums still keep on cataloguing Spanish drawings as Italian. However, in the last few years, there has been a continuous progress in the study of Spanish drawings and in the classification of the drawings of each artist.
Spanish Colonial Art
The Spanish Colonial Art, and the exchange of images and ideas across the Atlantic, is one the main focuses of our gallery. The New World’s Old Master Paintings were used by the Catholic church as pedagogical tools and instruments of devotion. The Portuguese and Spanish monarchies began converting the indigenous peoples to Christianity, but the native artistic traditions of the diverse cultures and geographic areas of the New World transformed artistic source material imported from Europe into distinctive and original artworks as the enconchados or emplumados. In this section you will find for sale a broad selection of paintings and decorative arts by South American artists from the 17th through 19th centuries that represents the diverse cultures and great geographic diversity of Colonial Latin America, including the historical Spanish viceroyalty of New Spain (present-day Mexico and Central America), viceroyalty of Peru (a territory that encompassed present-day Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador and Guatemala), viceroyalty of New Granada, and Rio de la Plata, among other modern South American nations such as Venezuela.