In parallel with the central exhibition ‘El Siglo de Oro. The Age of Velázquez‘ in the Gemäldegalerie, the Kunstgewerbemuseum is showing masterpieces of Spanish handicrafts. The focus is on precious lustre-ware with a new style of glazing influenced by Moorish traditions, richly-decorated furniture with Moorish mosaic inlays as elaborate as carpets, and exquisite gold and silver embroideries fashioned in the royal atelier of the Escorial. These are impressive examples of the magnificence of Spanish handicrafts in the ‘Golden Century’. Read more.
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