El sarcófago romano en la cultura artística del Renacimiento español

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From the end of the 15th century to the 30s of the 16th century, the use of the Roman sarcophagus was detected in the cultural and artistic circles of the Spanish society. This article deals with different ways of recovering these ancient reliefs, such as collecting sarcophagi pieces exhumed in Hispanic lands, studied and collected by well-versed local erudite persons, trained in distinguished environments of the Italian Renaissance. There are also cases of more or less reliable copies and creations of images reproduced in well-known Italian sarcophagi or in others preserved in Spanish religious buildings that various modern sculptors used to modernize their own language or to incorporate the classic model so widespread in Italy. Finally, the dissolution of this sarcophagic repertoire recovered from the past is verified at the back of the new forms of artistic expression distinctive of the Modern Era.
Original languageSpanish
Title of host publicationRoma e la Spagna in dialogo. Interpretare, disegnare, collezionare l’antichità classica nel Rinascimento
Place of PublicationMadrid
Publication statusPublished - 2022

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