Turismo Madrid

 

"Four Spanish people and a Saint"

“Four Spanish people and a Saint”

Venue: Casa Museo Lope de Vega

The Casa Museo Lope de Vega is hosting until 22 October the exhibition "Four Spanish people and a Saint", curated by Jesús R. Folgado García and Manuel Parada López de Corselas. It is a heartfelt tribute to the four hundred years that separate us from 1622, the date on which the canonisations of the Spanish Isidro Labrador, Ignatius of Loyola, Francis Xavier and Teresa of Jesus took place.

Together with Felipe Neri, these canonisations are known as those of "four Spanish people and a saint", and so the exhibition aims to honour the legacy of these events both in Christianity and in our cultural sphere.

The exhibition includes works from numerous institutions such as the Museo Nacional del Prado, the National Library and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Using writings by Lope de Vega, the exhibition takes us back to the imperial Madrid of the time, a moment of maximum splendour of Hispanic literature and culture.

 

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Image credits: © Laura San Segundo