Dramatised visits with Santa Teresa kept in Valladolid
In Exhibition Hall of the Church of the French Valladolid you can visit since last 14 January the exhibition "Teresa and Valladolid. The Holy, Order and Convent ", curated by Jesús Urrea. The exhibition will remain open until 1 March shows over fifty works from museums, convents and churches. Prominent among the few pieces by the sculptor Gregorio Fernández.
The occasion of the V centenary of the birth of Teresa of Jesus (1515-1582) has allowed also focus its conclusion through exhibitions, contemplating this event from different angles. His person, spirituality, his writings, their monastic foundations and their subsequent significance can be treated or have been treated as partial or globally. Each, however modest, will bring his unique vision, will gather objects, manuscripts, books, artworks, etc. conceived on, on purpose or around it, in time or many years after, offering the tribute to the memory of this singular figure.
Again the holy nun engine becomes creative activity, reflection, review and entrepreneurial energy you put into service of the wider culture, open and transverse, making art and the history of ideas remain vehicles, expression of beauty and lively meeting ground for its great power of attraction.
With this sample is to establish the relationship between your figure, the religious order that reformed, the foundation established here and the city that hosted. No wonder the treatment of neighboring Santa has honored and well deserves a warm memory. To that match the three sections into which the exhibition is organized.
The life of St. Teresa discoursed at crucial times for the Catholic Church, the time of the Counter. His condition allowed writer would not forget his deeds and miracles or wonders wrought by her intercession that the Church deemed unavoidable beatification, recognition that occurred with unusual speed, only thirty-two years after his death, while its canonical confirmation came eight years later.
The autobiography written by Santa Teresa, as well as the published writings of those who knew and tried personally, have been the main source from which they have drunk all the artists who have represented your image. There has always been a very special interest in high fidelity reflect the physical features of the holy Carmelite. This desire to actually, so characteristic of the Baroque period in which the best of his long iconographic repertoire occurs, in stark contrast to the almost total absence of representations that show Teresa of Jesus immersed in earthly activities. Throughout the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries is preferred, in return, treat your figure as mystical, suspended in situations of ecstasy or participating in sacred conversations. The themes of Transverberation, Virgin and St. Joseph imposing the robe and collar, or appearances of Christ are most insistently repeated, although it is certainly his status as a writer inspired by the Divine which has supremacy in total examples.