Exhibition examines importance of artistic exchange in medieval Spain

Exhibition examines importance of artistic exchange in medieval Spain

Communities of Christians, Muslims, and Jews lived and worked side by side in medieval Spain for centuries, and the vibrant artistic traditions they created often intersected in ways that transcended religious differences. On view at The Met Cloisters, Spain, 1000–1200: Art at the Frontiers of Faith brings together a group of works that attest to the diversity of Spanish art during this period. Displayed in the Fuentidueña Chapel gallery, which typically focuses solely on the Christian tradition, this wider ranging exhibition tells a more nuanced story, demonstrating the ease with which objects and artistic ideas crossed religious boundaries. About 40 works—including silk textiles, ivory carvings, illuminated manuscripts, frescoes, and monumental sculptures— have been placed in dialogue with each other, revealing a dynamic, interconnected
Communities of Christians, Muslims, and Jews lived and worked side by side in medieval Spain for centuries, and the vibrant artistic traditions they created often intersected in ways that transcended religious differences. On view at The Met Cloisters, Spain, 1000–1200: Art at the Frontiers of Faith brings together a group of works that attest to the diversity of Spanish art during this period. Displayed in the Fuentidueña Chapel gallery, which typically focuses solely on the Christian tradition, this wider ranging exhibition tells a more nuanced story, demonstrating the ease with which objects and artistic ideas crossed religious boundaries. About 40 works—including silk textiles, ivory carvings, illuminated manuscripts, frescoes, and monumental sculptures— have been placed in dialogue with each other, revealing a dynamic, interconnected