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Joaquín Sorolla,Vision of Spain (sketch) (detail), 1912-13. Gouache on kraft paper. 107 x 191 cm. On loan from The Hispanic Society of America, New York, NY.

A landmark exhibition that traces the rich story of Spanish and Hispanic art and culture from antiquity to the early 20th century.

Discover the rich story of Spanish and Hispanic art and culture from the ancient world to the early 20th century through over 150 fascinating works: from masterpieces by El Greco, Zurbarán, Velázquez and Goya to sculptures, paintings, silk textiles, ceramics, lustreware, silverwork, precious jewellery, maps, drawings, illuminated manuscripts and stunning decorative lacquerware from Latin America.

The exhibition features the famous World Map of 1526 by Giovanni Vespucci, and culminates with Sorolla’s colourful, large-scale study for his monumental series of 14 paintings, Vision of Spain.

Founded in New York in 1904, the Hispanic Society Museum & Library is home to the most extensive collection of Spanish art outside of Spain. Presented for the first time in the UK, it will offer visitors a chance to trace the great diversity of cultures and religions – from Celtic to Islamic, Jewish and Christian – that have shaped and enriched what we today understand as Spanish culture.

★★★★"Conjures up the soul of the Hispanic world" — Evening Standard ★★★★

Spain and the Hispanic World  21 January — 10 April 2023

Further Information: Spain and the Hispanic World | Exhibition | Royal Academy of Arts

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