The baroque period at the Girona Art Museum
Catalonia was not then a centre of power but, although it did not generate a cultural avant-garde similar to those existing in other European territories, it did engender an artistic production full of vitality that has left us with valuable heritage, later decimated by the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939).
In all cases the portrayals of the Mother of God played a major role in the communication between the faithful and the afterlife: as an intercessor with the divinity and as the supernatural presence closest to the human being, especially in moments of affliction, sickness or when the time of death approached.
The Eternal Father was omnipresent, presiding over them from the centre of the attic or upper tier; He was usually portrayed as an old patriarch flying amidst the clouds, blessing with one hand and holding the celestial orb with the other, generally accompanied by the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove.
Museu d’Art de Girona
Direction: Carme Clusellas
Texts and curating: Dr. Joan Bosch i Ballbona
Coordination: Isabel Fabregat
Technical support: Antoni Monturiol
Exhibition design: Cristina Masferrer Estudi
Conservation and Restoration: Elena Boix, Laia Roca, Ester Horno
Montage Elena Boix, Jaume Soler
Photographs: Archivo Museu d'Art de Girona, Rafel Bosch
Digital adaptation: Irene Forts