Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

The Fine arts during the Baroque period in the Principality of Catalonia and teh countships of Roussillon and the Cerdagne

Joan Bosch Ballbona


Once the prejudices that hindered our understanding of Baroque arts true nature had been overcome, the history of Catalan art has
been rehabilitating the memory of the Baroque period and discovering a more faithful image of it. Nonetheless, it has also had to accept
that much of the art from this period has been seriously compromised by the destruction wrought by the Eclesiastical Confiscations
of the 19th century and the Civil War of the 20th century. It is the memory of a fundamental, decisive era in the shaping of Catalonias
historical and artistic heritage, one that is brimming with authors and episodes capable of fostering stories as interesting,
intense and suggestive as those from any other period in Catalan art history.

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