Exhibition: Vicente Carducho, Madrid, May – September 2016


Vicente Carducho: teoría y práctica del dibujo en el Siglo de Oro, Biblioteca Nacional de España, Madrid, 29 May – 6 September 2015. Major exhibition of drawings, many never shown before, by Vicente Carducho (Florence 1576-1638 Madrid), a key artist at the Spanish court. Accompanied by contextualizing documents and prints by Carducho’s contemporaries drawn from the Biblioteca Nacional, and other public institutions and private collections in Spain and Italy. The display is the result of a detailed cataloguing process of the library’s collection of works by Vicente Carducho and is divided into six sections, covering his career from its beginning in the Escorial, where he worked alongside his brother Bartolomé, to his commissions from Philip III and Philip IV in Valladolid, El Pardo, and culminating in his pictorical cycle for the Carthusian monastery of El Paular (1626-1632). The final sections feature the artist’s theoretical writings and the influence of Carducho’s workshop and studio assistants.

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