The Sacred Made Real (National Gallery, 12th December 2009)

This is an amazing exhibition of Spanish Art, displaying  artists and sculptors who attempted to bring the human and physical elements to the scared.  What is really exciting about this exhibition is that normally many of the exhibits are in situ.  I really liked the way that the exhibition tended to juxtapose painting and sculpture.  There are some striking examples such as Juan de Mesa Head of Saint John the Baptist which was fascinating and horrific at the same time.  Juan Martinez Montanes The Virgin of the Immaculate Conception was extremely beautiful and Juan Martinez Montanes Saint Bruno Mediating on the Crucifixion was so strikingly mesmerising.


Bray, Xavier.  (2009).  The Sacred Made Real. London: The National Gallery

Reviews and further Information

Sacred Made Real (Telegraph review)
The Sacred Made Real in the Independent

National Gallery Sacred Made Real

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