Spanish Baroque Art and Music


The Church and Nobility encouraged the production of Baroque art. For the Church, the dramatic forms of the Baroque helped communicate religious themes in a powerful way. For the aristocracy, the Baroque expressed triumph and symbolized power. Click on any of the artwork to view the original source.

Raising of the Cross by Peter Paul Rubens

Picture of the Raising of the Cross

Las Meninas by Diego Velásquez

Picture, Las Meninas, by Diego Velázquez