Renaissance Spain


The severe exterior of this palace complex belies its highly decorative interior, once filled with art.

El Escorial, Spain


François Boucher, Family Taking Breakfast, 1739, 81 x 65 cm (Louvre)
Stretching from Europe to the Philippines, the Spanish Empire amassed great wealth—and spent lavishly on art.

The Renaissance in Spain



El Greco, View of Toledo, date unknown, oil on canvas, 47-3/4 x 42-3/4" / 121.3 x 108.6 cm (The Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Is that a Van Gogh? Centuries ahead of its time, this radical cityscape captures external and internal conflict.

El Greco, View of Toledo