Tag: altarpiece

Examining the Jewish evidence in the Museu Nacional with Manuel Forcano

Martí Casas Have you ever wondered why we Catalans fem dissabte (clean the house on Saturday)? Or why we eat bunyols (fritters) for Lent? Or why we make slaughtering the pig, an essential source of food in our cuisine, a big public event, but not slaughtering the lamb or the calf, animals that are also…

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Author: Martí Casas

Curiosities of the collection: Medieval Art

With this post we continue the series Curiosities of the collection. The first article was about Modern Art and the second, Renaissance and Baroque. Hidden messages Here we see the Resurrection of Christ on the Gothic high altarpiece from the monastery of Santes Creus. At first sight there is nothing unusual about this painting: Christ…

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Author: Redacció museu