Open now at the Uffizi Gallery, Spain and Italy in Dialogue in Sixteenth-Century Europe, will be on view until May 27, 2018.  This exhibition focuses on the cultural and artistic exchange between Italian and Spanish territories in the sixteenth-century– a period characterized by political upheaval between the two regions that included the conquest of Naples and the annexation of the Duchy of Milan, as well as the election of the Borgia Pope Alexander VI. 

Spain and Italy centers on drawings from the Uffizi’s Gabinetto dei Disegni e delle Stampe displayed in the Aula Magliabechiana, and include works by Alonso Berruguete, Pedro Machuca, Bartolome Ordonez, Diego de Siloe, Romolo Cincinnato and Pompeo Leoni.  

Blas de Prado – “Philip III and his domains” c. 1587

Alonso Berruguete – “Madonna and Child with a young St. John the Baptist” (Loeser Tondo) 1513-1514

Pompeo Leoni or his circle – “Our Lady of Sorrows” c. 1585-1599

Domínikos Theotokópoulos, known as El Greco – “Healing the Man Born Blind” c. 1570-1576

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