0033 Quelques considérations sur le thème du présage de la Passion en Espagne

À propos d'une image "très mystérieuse de la Nativité", tableau retrouvé de Mateo Cerezo (1637-1666)

  • Eduardo Lamas-Delgado (Author)
    Institut Royal du Patrimoine Artistique – Koninlijk Instituut voor het Kunstpatrimonium (IRPA-KIK), Brussels

    Scientific Assistant at IRPA-KIK, where he prepares an inventory of Spanish paintings owned by Belgian public collections. He is currently preparing a Ph.D. on the Spanish painter Francisco Rizi (1614-1685) under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Manuel Couvreur, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). His research focuses on baroque Spanish painting and drawing, particularly in Madrid during the 17th century, but his current interests are also directed towards the study of artistic relations between Spain and the Low Countries.

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The cult of the Christ Child and his depiction with the Arma Christi expanded enormously during the 17th century, owing to the revival of mysticism spread by the new reformed orders such as the discalced Carmelites and the new Franciscan families. One of the themes developed by this new spirituality was that of the Presage of the Passion, which had spread to some extent during the development of Baroque Classicism in Rome, but whose influence in Spain was more restricted. We will analyse some paintings of this iconographical theme that are linked to Spain or were executed there, and will present for the first time a rediscovered painting by Mateo Cerezo whose unusual iconography was already remarked upon by Palomino.


Mateo Cerezo, Juan de Sevilla, Baroque painting, Spain, Madrid, Iconography, Passion of Christ, Christ Child, Passionsdarstellung, Arma Christi, Spanien