The Spanish Bernini
Pedro de Mena y Medrano (1628–1688) is
nowadays the most highly regarded master
of Spanish Baroque sculpture, on a par with
his contemporaries, the great seventeenthcentury
painters Velázquez, Zurbarán and
Mena’s contributions to Spanish Baroque
sculpture are unsurpassed in both technical
skill and expressiveness of his religious
subjects. His ability to sculpt the human body
was remarkable, and he excelled in creating
figures and scenes for contemplation.
This first monograph of Pedro de Mena shows
a lot of details and remarkable images of his
hyper-realistic sculptures, full of Spanish
Apart from the article by curator Xavier Bray,
it also features important contributions
by José Luis Romeo Torres, curator of the
monographic exhibition Pedro de Mena,
to be held in Málaga in 2019.
This publication will be available at the
exhibition De Mena, Murillo, Zurbarán.
Masters of the Spanish Baroque, in the
monumental hospital wards of the Sint-
Janshospitaal in Bruges, until 6 October 2019.
Taal / Language : English
291 x 234 x 30 mm