National Gallery of Art opens Baroque Painted Sculptures & Great Spanish Religious Painting

Spanish Ambassador Jorge Dezcallar, left, speaks with Earl A. Powell III, Director of the National Gallery of Art, while touring the "Sacred Made Real" exhibit of Spanish art during its installation at the National Gallery of Art in Washington. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin.

Washington, DC – Arrestingly real sculptures and paintings of the
saints, the Immaculate Conception, and the Passion of Christ are among some 20
Spanish masterpieces of the 17th century on view in a landmark exhibition at the
National Gallery of Art. The Sacred Made Real: Spanish Painting and
Sculpture, 1600–1700
  will showcase major paintings by Diego
Velázquez, Francisco de Zurbarán, and Francisco Pacheco, with painted and gilded
sculptures carved by Gregorio Fernández, Juan Martínez Montañés, and Pedro de
Mena, among others. On view February 28 through 31 May,
2010.

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