The passion according to Berruguete: painting the Auto-da-fé and the establishment of the inquisition in early modern Spain

  title={The passion according to Berruguete: painting the Auto-da-f{\'e} and the establishment of the inquisition in early modern Spain},
  author={Karina Galper{\'i}n},
  journal={Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies},
  pages={315 - 347}
My paper examines the complex relationship between the visual arts and inquisitorial power in early modern Spain through the analysis of Pedro Berruguete's Saint Dominic Presiding over an Auto-da-fé (circa 1490). As the first and most emblematic Spanish painting to depict the public ceremony in which the Inquisition announced its sentences, this work has always been interpreted as a propagandistic image aimed at celebrating the Holy Office. The institutional nature of its commission and… 
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